Inter Milan braced for approach from Chelsea for Italy winger Antonio Candreva

  • Inter Milan braced for approach from Chelsea for Italy winger Antonio Candreva

Inter Milan braced for approach from Chelsea for Italy winger Antonio Candreva

Marseille president Jacques-Henri Eyraud has revealed the club are ready to make a £27.5million move for unsettled Chelsea Diego Costa.

In spite of everything happening around him, with his club deeming fit to sell their defensive rock Nemanja Matic to direct rivals Manchester United, Diego Costa going on a strike, Conte seems as calm as ever.

Chelsea had expected Costa to head back to England so as to put himself in contention for a place in the team as he still has a contract with the club. "No", the Italian said. What I know is this offer Chelsea will get is bigger than what they paid, so I've given them something back in all senses.

The 30-year-old only joined Inter last season and has spent his entire career in Italy.

Antonio Conte says that it is a "challenge" for him and Chelsea to keep working together for long enough to see him walk out as the manager at the new Stamford Bridge, once it is built. He said: "No, I'm not surprised".

"I played a lot in the Delle Alpi as a player", he recalls.

Meanwhile, the Blues have begun their title defence with a 3-2 loss at home to Burnley and now face their London rivals Tottenham on Sunday. When we heard Conte didn't want me anymore, my agent went to find out if there was interest from Atletico for me coming back.

Juve chose to build their own place and Conte was back at the club as coach to take them into their new domain in 2011. "He needs to adapt more to our style of football".

Spurs lost to Chelsea at Wembley in April's FA Cup semi-final and have just two wins in 10 games at the rebuilt national stadium, where they played Champions League games last term.

Tottenham's poor run of results at Wembley will now be playing on the minds of the team, according to a leading psychology professor.

"Now we don't have this base, this foundation, like Tottenham", Conte said.

'We only have to think on the pitch and not to give answers to people. "The most important thing is to have the confidence of the coach, the club, the team-mates".