Serie A giants Inter are looking to revive their summer interest in Real Madrid midfielder and Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modrić as part of a major overhaul to get back amongst European football’s elite.
Inter have fallen by the wayside in recent years and haven’t come close to challenging in Europe since their outstanding Champions League winning season back in 2010, when José Mourinho ended the club’s 45-year wait for that trophy.
This isn’t the first time that Inter will attempt a major overhaul of their squad, but the Mirror claims that this time the Italian outfit will now look to recruit Modrić as the centrepiece of their squad which already has a Croatian core, including Ivan Perišić, Marcelo Brozović and Šime Vrsaljko.
As part of their latest makeover plans, the Nerazzurri will also be looking to replace their current manager, Luciano Spalletti.
The former AS Roma manager has been popular amongst Tottenham fans this week, after Inter’s failure to beat PSV Eindhoven ensured the north London side would qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League at their expense.
However, fans at San Siro aren’t quite as pleased with their head coach and Tuesday’s result could prove to be the last straw for Inter’s hierarchy.
It is claimed that former Chelsea manager Conte is at the top of the club’s wishlist for the next head coach as Inter look to appoint a sixth manager since 2016.
Recently appointed sporting director Beppe Marotta, who earned his reputation with Juventus, has a close relationship with Conte and, after seeing his success at Chelsea, is convinced that the former Azzurri boss can return Inter to their former glory days.