Man Utd and Chelsea target Candreva would 'love' Premier League move

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The Inter winger has been heavily linked with a switch to England in the past and admits that he would welcome the opportunity at some stage

Inter winger Antonio Candreva says he would “love to have a go playing in the Premier League” amid links to Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.

The 30-year-old has often been mooted as a target for leading sides in England, but has never been given the opportunity to complete a switch.

He hopes that situation will change in the near future, expressing a desire to test himself outside of his homeland – even if the standard in Serie A is improving.

Candreva told Calcio 2000 magazine: “I really like the Premier League, as it’s an exceptional competition. I’d love to have a go at playing in the Premier League.

“Serie A is showing this season that not only is it always a difficult league, but also now has some very entertaining games. I think Italian teams are improving and can do well in Europe too.”

Candreva is currently helping Inter to chase down a domestic crown, with the Nerazzurri sat third in the table – nine points adrift of leaders Napoli.

Luciano Spaletti, an experienced coach held in the highest regard by those working under his wing, is the man charged with delivering success this term at the San Siro.

Luciano Spalletti Fiorentina Inter Serie A

“Spalletti is a coach at a great level,” added Candreva.

“I’m very happy to be working with him in this period of my career. Thanks to him, I am improving a great deal.

“He works a lot on concentration, motivation and consistency. He is meticulous and you always learn something new with Spalletti.”

Candreva has not been in the best of form this season, despite his claims to be improving, with his goal account yet to be opened in 2017-18.

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He is, however, adamant that criticism from certain sections of Inter’s fan base is not weighing on his mind.

“I never felt the pressure of playing at San Siro,” he said.

“We are talking about a crowd that knows its football and has seen world-class players, so naturally it demands a high level of performance. That is why we must be careful to make as few mistakes as possible.”

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