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Inter Milan chief comments on N’Golo Kante transfer

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Inter Milan sports director Piero Ausilio ruled off discussions for signing N’Golo Kante from the Premier League club Chelsea.

Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio canceled a potential transfer for N’Golo Kante. He clarified the decision of the club to stay on the signing of defender Milan Skriniar.

Kante emerged as a possible target for the Nerazzurri during the summer season. Inter boss Antonio Conte expected his former player for a reunion at San Siro. He coached Kante while at Chelsea.

Although, the Blues refused to release their important midfielder. Frank Lampard said that Kante is essential for his plans for Chelsea.

More so, Kante is very happy to play at Stamford Bridge. Therefore, Ausilio called off Inter’s chase for the France international as per Goal.

“Kante is an important part of Chelsea, I don’t think he will be up for sale,” the director explained to DAZN on Saturday prior to Inter’s Serie A clash with Fiorentina. 

“We have eight important central midfielders, we will begin and move forward with them.”

On the other side, Tottenham has eyes set on Skriniar. Ausilio revealed that his club met up with Spurs officials to discuss the defender’s future.

Though, Diego Godin left Inter earlier this week to Cagliari. This means that Skriniar will potentially stay at the club, with fewer options in the central defense.

The club looks forward to consistency as they finished second in Serie A behind champions Juventus. 

“There were talks with the Tottenham management, but we will reiterate that Skriniar is a confirmed player for us,” he added.

“We are not planning to lose him after Godin.”

Inter plays Fiorentina on Saturday in their first league game of the 2020-21 season. Although, Skriniar is left out as the team needs him for Europa League fixtures.

“Inter set out with the mission of playing well, like in every season,” Ausilio said.  

He also described his thoughts to ease new signing Ashraf Hakimi. The Moroccan sat on the bench but now will play regular games.

“The pre-season went well, both in Italy and in the Europa League, where we were just one step away from winning [the final against Sevilla].

“Hakimi? It just shows our options: we are lucky enough to have a lot of great players and with the five substitutions the chance is there for everybody to play.”