Chelsea have lodged an official bid to sign Inter Milan winger Antonio Candreva, report Football Italia.
Conte worked with Candreva during his time with the Italian national team, and so would presumably know him well. Now holding the hot-seat at Stamford Bridge, it looks as though Conte is keen to reunite with the Inter star this summer.
Football Italia report that Chelsea have made a bid in the region of £16M for Candreva. There is no mention in the article whether this is likely to be enough to convince Inter to part with him.
Candreva is a winger by trade, but has also featured at wing-back for his country. Victor Moses is the only natural option at right-wing-back in Conte’s ranks, so it wouldn’t be surprising if he looked to draft in Candreva to fill that void.
However, club policy is to only offer a one-year contract to players over 30-years-old, so it seems unlikely we would spend a considerable sum on a player who we could lose 12 months later on a free transfer.