NEWS
Sunday June 9 2019
Antonio Conte wants Real Madrid star Marco Asensio

New Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte wants to make Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio his first signing at the club.

According to a report in Italian sports newspaper Correire dello Sport, the former Chelsea boss has identified Asensio as a feasible target, with Zinedine Zidane looking to overhaul his squad this summer.

Zidane had previous stated that he wanted to keep the Spanish international at the Santiago Bernabeu, however speculation is growing at the San Siro that Conte could persuade the Frenchman to part company with certain players.

Asensio is the primary target for Conte, but he has also been linked with Marcelo and Mateo Kovacic, with the latter almost certain to leave Real Madrid - with Chelsea unable to make his loan move permanent due to their transfer ban.

Conte will face a battle to bring Asensio in, with Zidane likely to play hard ball over him, and the former Italian boss could turn their attention to Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Ante Rebic.

Football Italia website