Antonio Conte‘s agent Federico Pastorello revealed Inter star Antonio Candreva, a client of his as well, was close to join Chelsea some months ago.
The Italian international was targeted by the Blues boss also last summer but it was in January that Candreva was closer to move to Stamford Bridge:
“There was a moment, in January, after Chelsea sold Oscar that they were looking for a player to replace him, and Candreva was a perfect substitute…but he had joined Inter only for six months and didn’t want to move,” Pastorello claimed.
The Italian agent didn’t dismiss Inter offer for Conte in the past months as well:
“Inter were looking for a manager in the past months…but now they appointed Luciano Spalletti, and they got a really important coach.”