ANTONIO CONTE wants a reunion with Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, Italian reports say.
The Italian manager prized Kante away from Premier League winning Leicester in 2016.
N’Golo Kante was signed by Antonio Conte at Chelsea in 2017 [/caption]
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And now managing Inter Milan, it is claimed Conte has reignited an interest in signing the midfielder.
According Italian reporter Nicolò Schira, Kante is the coach’s “greatest dream” as he looks to add a SIXTH Premier League player to his squad.
He last year signed Romelu Lukaku, Christian Eriksen, Ashley Young, Victor Moses and Alexis Sanchez.
Conte is also planning a swoop for Chelsea’s unwanted left-back Emerson.
The defender’s future at Stamford Bridge appears over as they look complete the signng of Ben Chilwell from Leicester.
Kante’s Blues career also faces uncertainty, with boss Frank Lampard planning a major summer overhaul.
Having already brought in Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, creating funds to afford Kai Havertz and Chilwell could soon take priority.
But, Lampard in June reiterated that Kante was part of his long-term plan moving ahead.
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He said: “In terms of N’Golo, I’ve seen some talk and reports about him and his future at the club.
“I’ve said it a lot of times about N’Golo – one of the best midfield players in the world. I would have loved to be able to play with him.
“Coming back to Chelsea and getting the opportunity to manage this club and having N’Golo Kante is something I really want to appreciate and work with.”