Transfer: Conte ready to make Lukaku his first signing

Ross Houston
May 23, 2019

Antonio Conte has reportedly informed Inter Milan he wants to make Nigerian winger Victor Moses his first signing at the club.

He has been deemed surplus to requirements by Maurizio Sarri and is now on loan at Fenerbahce, after joining in January.

Moses, who retired from worldwide football after the Super Eagles crashed out of the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation previous year, was frozen out of the Blues team after the arrival of Maurizio Sarri.

Lukaku made 45 appearances for United in all competitions last season, scoring 15 goals as they finished sixth in the Premier League.

Conte is still without a job and if a report from FcInterNews is to be believed, he is expected to replace Luciano Spalletti at the San Siro in the summer. The Croatian global had a superb 2018 World Cup and has been consistently good for Inter, scoring 40 goals in 161 appearances in all competitions since he arrived in 2015. His loan switch to Fenerbahce effectively brought his time as a Chelsea player to a close.

Conte, meanwhile, has been strongly tipped to take over at Inter Milan - fierce rivals of his former side Juventus - after a year out of football.

The Italian born tactician, who was sacked by the Blues last summer is said to have signed a preliminary contract with the Serie A side and will earn about €10 million a year at the club.

The head coach was allegedly handed a £9m ($11m) payout by the Stamford Bridge outfit, despite calls from the Blues that Conte had breached his contract in his final season at the club.

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