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According to reports in England, Antonio Conte is willing to take over the reins at Inter Milan if they make him the highest paid manager in the Serie A.

Inter president Steven Zhang has reportedly told general manager Beppe Marotta to sign Conte regardless of the cost, and that price tag will be huge.

Conte is said to be not fully convinced about Suning’s Inter project, especially with the gap between Inter and Juventus being 27 points at the moment.

Max Allegri explained how Frenkie de Jong and Ajax got away from the Juventus tactical trap.

“We didn’t create enough problems for them.”

Cristiano Ronaldo’s diving header was cancelled out by a David Neres strike within 40 seconds of the restart, so it all goes down to the second leg in Turin.

As Giorgio Chiellini and Emre Can were out injured, Daniele Rugani started in central defence.

“I was confident Rugani would do well, as he’s one of the best defenders in Italy. He is extraordinary when defending, just needs to improve a little when building from the back,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia after the 1-1 draw in Amsterdam.

Atletico Madrid will look to sign Inter striker Mauro Icardi this summer should either Antoine Griezmann or Diego Costa leave, say Diario AS.

The 25-year-old is one of Europe’s elite goal scorers and has 16 goals for the campaign despite falling out of favour with the club’s hierarchy amid uncertainty surrounding his future.

The report claims that Costa is likely to be sold this summer should a lucrative offer come in for the striker – who has struggled for form and fitness over the past 12 months – from the Chinese Super League.

The CIES Football Observatory has released its latest rankings that show the players with the highest estimated transfer value per big-5 league club.

The potentially most expensive player overall, Kylian Mbappé (€228 million), represents 25.9% of the total squad value of Paris St-Germain. A similar percentage was measured for Jadon Sancho (€148 million, 24.9%) at Borussia Dortmund.

Despite his age, Lionel Messi remains the most valuable FC Barcelona’s player: €171 million. The Argentinean is the oldest footballer among those with the highest transfer value out of all big-5 league clubs.

Mauricio Pochettino To AC Milan?

AC Milan have reportedly put Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino ‘at the top of their shortlist’ as they assess potential successors to Gennaro Gattuso.

Pressure is on Gattuso with eight games left of the season and Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis is gathering information on managerial targets should a change be made this summer.

Pochettino, according to Corriere dello Sport, is the club’s primary target as they look to build a side capable of challenging Juventus for the Serie A title.

Reports in Italy suggest that Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta and President Steven Zhang has decided to move on from manager Luciano Spalletti at the end of the season, regardless of whether Inter finish in the top four or not.

According to Calciomercato, Marotta wants former Juventus boss Antonio Conte and that both parties have agreed that Conte will be the next manager for the Nerazzurri and not Jose Mourinho.

As one of his conditions to becoming Inter manager, Conte has reportedly suggested that Inter selling Mauro Icardi at the end of the season as he “does not see him as fundamental to Inter.” Conte would prefer instead that Inter sign someone like AS Roma’s Edin Dzeko.

Leonardo Bonucci tried to “clarify my feelings” after initially saying Juventus teammate Moise Kean shouldered 50-50 blame for racist abuse.

The interview Bonucci gave with Sky Sport Italia at the final whistle of the 2-0 victory away to Cagliari on Tuesday night caused controversy that echoed all over the world, drawing condemnation from the likes of Memphis Depay, Yaya Toure and Raheem Sterling.

Bonucci has been heavily criticized for his comments and he has now backtracked on them saying that he was ‘too hasty’.

Icardi Stars In Return To Inter Lineup

Mauro Icardi scored on his first Inter Milan appearance in almost two months to help his side extend their lead in third place with a 4-0 win away to 10-man Genoa on Wednesday.

The Argentine had not featured since being stripped of the captaincy on February 13 amid protracted contract renewal talks.

Icardi initially said he could not play because of a knee problem.

But he returned to training last week after negotiations between his lawyer and the club.

Roberto Gagliardini opened the scoring in the first half before Icardi won and converted a penalty after Genoa defender Cristian Romero was sent off.

Inter Milan director Beppe Marotta assures there is no new Mauro Icardi problem and Coach Luciano Spalletti “has the right to choose his players.”

A Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s header gave Lazio a precious victory at San Siro over third-placed Inter, putting them in the thick of the top four race and heaping more pressure on Spalletti.

Icardi returned to training this week for the first time since he was stripped of his captaincy on February 13, yet Spalletti announced he would not even be in the squad.

AC Milan 2019 USA Preseason Tour

Rightly regarded as European royalty, seven-time European Cup winners AC Milan will be returning to America this summer to play in the 2019 edition of the International Champions Cup.

The Rossoneri will meet Bayern Munich in Kansas City before traveling east to Boston where they will meet Portuguese side Benfica. From there, Milan will travel to Cardiff Wales to meet Manchester United in another glamor friendly

“It is the sixth time we participate in this beautiful summer competition” said Daniele Massaro during the event in New York