Antonio Conte reportedly wants Chelsea midfielder Matteo Kovacic this summer

Antonio Conte reportedly wants Chelsea midfielder Matteo Kovacic this summer

- Antonio Conte has shown interest in signing Chelsea star Matteo Kovacic

- The 26-year-old spent last season on loan with the Blues from Real Madrid

- Kovacic had a two years spell with Inter Milan before his big move to Spain

Antonio Conte had reportedly made his intentions known to bring Chelsea star Mateo Kovacic to Inter Milan.

The Croatia international who previously had a two-year spell with the San Siro giants before joining Real Madrid and has since struggled.

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The 26-year-old was on a season long loan at Stamford Bridge last season with Chelsea looking for a means in extending his deal.

But according to Italian news media outlet Tuttosport, Conte has made Kovacic's return to the Serie a priority.

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Maurizio Sarri recently revealed that he wish to make the midfielder remain in the Premier League amid rumours of a £26million option to buy.

However, the former Dinamo Zagreb star may favour a return to the San Siro, where he spent two years before his big-money move to Spain.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Maurizio Sarri representative has told Chelsea that he wants to leave the club after having a meeting with club's chief in Italy, Sky Sports reports.

The Italian manager won his first trophy when his side defeated Arsenal in the Europa League final by 4-1 in Baku, Azerbaijan. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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