Antonio Conte set to bring Chelsea's Victor Moses to the San Siro

The Nigerian has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge

Antonio Conte is expected to bring forgotten Chelsea man Victor Moses to the San Siro, in what would be his first signing in charge of Inter Milan, according to Sky Sports.

Conte, who is set to be announced as Inter's new manager, is a huge fan of the Nigeria international from his time spent in charge of Chelsea. The 28-year-old was an instrumental part of the team who clinched the Premier League title in 2017 under Conte's guidance, but has since fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge under Maurizio Sarri.

Moses was deployed as a right wing-back during Conte's time at the club in a dynamic back five, but with Sarri opting for a more conventional 4-3-3 formation this time out, it has left the former Crystal Palace man isolated.

The Nigerian spent the second half of last season on loan to Turkish giants Fenerbahce, with his career in west London looking all but over, especially if Sarri remains at the helm next term.

Having only made 23 appearances for the Blues prior to Conte's appointment at Stamford Bridge in 2016, many thought that Moses would be sold in the Italian's first season in west London. Surprisingly though, Moses became one of the first names on Conte's team sheet at Stamford Bridge and went on to make 34 appearances for the Blues as they won the division in 2016-17.

With Southampton loanee Cedric Soares failing to make an impact at the San Siro, it looks unlikely that the Portugal international will be offered a permanent deal in Italy, therefore leaving the right-back birth wide open for a new arrival this summer.

Conte is expected to implement his favoured 3-5-2 formation at Inter, which means he needs two attacking wing-backs which he can rely on. Moses would be the perfect fit, he understands exactly what the Italian wants and would also relish an opportunity to play in Serie A.

The winger/full-back does still have a year left on his loan deal in Turkey, though, so a proposed move would have to be first negotiated with Fenerbahce as well as Chelsea.

Another player Conte is reportedly interested in is Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku. The 49-year-old tried to sign the Belgian whilst at Chelsea in 2017, but the Blues board refused and opted to sign Alvaro Morata instead.

Lukaku has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge of the club on a full-time basis, with Marcus Rashford preferred as the Red Devils' main front man.


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