Former Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has urged Antonio Conte to sign N’Golo Kante this summer.
The Italian coach led Inter to their first Serie A title in 11 years after Atalanta’s 1-1 draw with Sassuolo on Sunday.
And Moratti, who chaired Inter between 1995 and 2013, believes Kante would strengthen Inter, much like the arrival of Wesley Sneijder did in 2009.
He told Sky Sport Italia: “Kante is a player who has all the qualities to give Inter even more strength.
“I remember when we faced Sneijder we had a very strong team, but a player who accelerated the game put us in a position to have an exceptional team.
“I think Kante would have the same effect, although I don’t want to push in that direction because it would be difficult. I speak as a fan.
Kante, who has been linked with Inter in the past, is considered one of the best midfielders in the world.
He appeared in a man of the match game in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg last week.
In addition to his praise for Kante, Moratti compared Conte to Jose Mourinho, who led the Nerazzurri to a hat-trick in 2010.
He added: “Antonio Conte achieved his goal by protecting the team and giving the players the same character. He was exceptional.
“I have to say that this Inter team is reminiscent of the Trapattoni team.
“I also see similarities with Jose Mourinho and Helenio Herrera. They are serious professionals with a winning mentality. “