Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wanted to take charge of Serie A giants – report

The Chelsea manager is the favourite to replace Vincenzo Montella at AC Milan if the Serie A giants sack their current boss, according to reports

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte Photo: Screen grab

Chelsea are facing the prospect of AC Milan luring Antonio Conte back to Serie A at the end of the season, according to reports in Italy.

Corriere dello Sport, as quoted by the Sun, is reporting that the Chelsea boss is the leading contender to replace Vincenzo Montella at AC Milan.

The same article states that the retired Italian striker is coming under increasing pressure at the San Siro following a disappointing start to the season.

Milan invested heavily in new playing staff during the summer but the seven-time European champions have only collected 12 points from their opening seven games.

Conte has regularly hinted that a return to Serie A could be on the cards to raise questions about the length of the retired defender’s potential stay in west London.

The 49-year-old signed a new deal with Chelsea last season but didn’t extend the length of his deal to fuel speculation about the Italian’s long-term plans.

Conte was reported to have grown frustrated with the Chelsea board in the summer after missing out on Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United before selling Nemanja Matic to the Red Devils.

Chelsea have earned 13 points from their opening seven Premier League games to leave the defending champions six points adrift of leaders Manchester City.

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