Inter Milan have delivered an ultimatum to Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, according a report in Italy.
La Stampa claims the Serie A giants are desperate to get Conte at the helm after the dismissal of Stefano Pioli earlier this week.
The Turinese paper report that if the former Juventus coach does not answer Inter’s contract offer by May 28 then they will withdraw the offer and move on to other targets.
The deadline towards the end of the month comes 24 hours after Chelsea’s FA Cup final clash with Arsenal at Wembley – and does not give Conte much time to mull over the offer from Milan.
Conte yesterday swerved questions about his future, preferring to focus on wrapping up the Premier League title.
“I have two years (remaining under) contract with Chelsea,” Conte said.
“It’s logical when you start the work in a new club the will is to continue to work, to try to improve your work in many years. For sure, this is my will.
“In this moment for me or for my players, the most important thing is to be focused on the moment.
“Now the most important thing is to reach our target. The most important thing is to write the history.
The Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio had dinner with Conte in London last month, while new technical coordinator Walter Sabatini met with Conte after the April 25 game with Southampton.
Reports on Wednesday suggested the Blues were intending to offer Conte a new deal worth £10million a year to ward off interest from Italy.