Chelsea target Candreva will stay at Inter, says agent

Last updated
Comments()
Getty Images
Blues manager Antonio Conte still wants to improve his team before the transfer window shuts, but it appears the Italy international won't be joining

Chelsea have been dealt a blow as reported target Antonio Candreva's agent has declared the midfielder is set to stay with Inter. 

Blues manager Antonio Conte worked with Candreva during his time in charge of Italy, and was reportedly keen to add the 30-year-old to his current side. 

The Italy international joined Inter last summer from Lazio, scoring six goals and adding 10 assists in his debut Serie A campaign with the Nerazzurri. 

But, speaking to Rai, Candreva's agent Federico Pastorello declared his client is set to remain at the San Siro. 

"Candreva believes that he will stay," Pastorello said. 

Article continues below

"His desire is to continue at Inter and the club and [Inter manager Luciano] Spalletti have said the same.

"So I believe this season he will remain at Inter, but in January Chelsea wanted him."

Candreva played the full match as Inter defeated Fiorentina 3-0 on Saturday in their Serie A opener. 

Next article:
'I was happy with Lingard, Mata & Herrera' - Mourinho explains Pogba omission
Next article:
Liverpool's display against Manchester United one of the best, claims Klopp
Next article:
Neymar needs more goals and fewer dives to become the greatest, says Pele
Next article:
Mourinho insists he has backing of Man Utd's players: 'I believe they are honest'
Next article:
'They are like spaghetti bolognese!' - Neville tears into disorganised Man Utd
Close