Inter dispensed with the services of the former Roma boss yesterday and appointed Antonio Conte as their new head coach.
Nevertheless, his comments suggest that he is aware that his club is being linked with a move for the two United players, as he did not dismiss them right away as managers tend to do when talking about another club's players.
According to media reports, Conte has signed a three-year contract worth nine million euros ($10 million) plus bonuses. "I was struck by the club's transparency and the desire to bring Inter back to where it belongs". He enjoyed a mixed spell at Stamford Bridge, winning the Premier League title in his debut campaign with the Blues before finishing fifth-place in his second campaign.
China's electronics retailer Suning Holdings Group bought a majority stake in the club in 2016 which previously changed hands in 2013 when Massimo Moratti, whose family controls Italian oil refiner Saras, sold the club to a consortium led by Indonesian business tycoon Erick Thohir.
The Belgian striker was high on Conte's list of targets at Chelsea but ultimately ended up with Alvaro Morata, while the Red Devils are desperately trying to offload Sanchez from the club's wage bill.
Conte's last job in Italy was at Juventus, where he won five trophies.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Antonio Conte has agreed terms with Serie A club Inter Milan to become their new manager in the summer.
Conte's blend of touchline passion and winning tactics made him hugely popular with the majority of Chelsea supporters, but his relationship with the board became damaged beyond fix, highlighted by his repeated public and private complaints about transfer policy.
But club President, Steven Zhang, believes the club has more potential and should be one of the best in the world, therefore, the need to turn to Conte who won three consecutive Italian league titles while at Juventus.
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