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Inter told to launch summer raid on Chelsea for Kante

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A former club president is of the view that the French midfielder can have the same impact on the Nerazzurri team as Wesley Sneijder.

Massimo Moratti, who served as the club chairman between 1995 and 2013, has advised Inter Milan to go after Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante in the summer.

Kante put in a man-of-match performance as Chelsea held Real Madrid to a draw in the Champions League semi-final first-leg in the Spanish capital last week.

The 30-year-old, who joined Chelsea in 2016 after leading Leicester City to the Premier League title, continues to be a mainstay in the Blues line-up, having made 43 appearances across all competitions so far in 2020/21.

It has been suggested, however, that the London side would be willing to cash in on him for the right price amid reports linking him with a reunion with Antonio Conte, the man who brought him to Stamford Bridge.

Signing a new midfielder is reportedly among Conte’s plans for the summer transfer window, and Moratti feels that midfielder should be Kante.

“Yes, of course, he is a player who has all the qualities to complete the team in the best possible way,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“I remember when we took Sneijder, we were already very strong but this player, who sped up the game even more, put us in a position to have a team that was not only strong, but exceptional. 

“I believe that the same thing could happen by taking Kante, but I only say this as a fan because I know how difficult it is to sign him.”