If there’s one thing Antonio Conte likes, it’s to have players he trusts around him.
One of the men who was key to his league title win with Chelsea was Victor Moses, with the Italian manager heavily relying on the Nigerian throughout the season, starting him 29 times.
That’s why, when he needed some reinforcements down the right hand side at Inter, he immediately turned to the 29-year-old, not 100% happy at Fenerbahçe, who swiftly allowed him to cancel his loan deal short.
That led to another temporary deal being sorted out between Chelsea and Inter until the end of the campaign, which also included a clause to make the move permanent at around €10m.
Unfortunately for Moses, he had limited time to make a great impact as the Covid-19 outbreak postponed the season until further notice, but that hasn’t put off Conte and the Italian club.
In fact, Corriere dello Sport report on Monday that ‘Moses works’ and the plan is to ‘redeem him’, meaning buy him outright.
Inter want to move as quickly as possible, fully aware that this summer could prove complicated on the transfer market considering the ongoing situation around the world, and so they’re already planning ahead.
The newspaper continue by explaining Conte’s trust in him hasn’t diminished and the €10m clause ‘is within reach’, with Chelsea even possibly giving them a ‘discount’, which would be a ‘good compromise’ to keep the player in Milan.
It isn’t really surprising, especially at that price, but it would certainly make things easy for Frank Lampard and co., who didn’t particularly seem intent on including the Nigeria international in their plans going forward.