Conte ‘asked for information’ about Sanches

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has told Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport that Antonio Conte has expressed an interest in Renato Sanches.

Rummenigge appeared to confirm reports that Blues boss Conte discussed a potential loan deal with Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti after the two clubs met in a friendly in Singapore on Tuesday.

Portuguese midfielder Sanches, 19, failed to impressed at the German club last season and they are reported to be ready to loan him out for the coming campaign.

He has been tipped to join AC Milan, but Chelsea also appear to be in the running to sign him.

“There are at least 10 teams after Sanches,” Rummenigge is quoted as saying.

“Conte asked for some information about him after Tuesday’s match because he knows he can make the difference in the middle of the pitch.

“He wants to play regularly but Ancelotti was pleased with his performance against Chelsea.

“We’ll make our evaluations later but if he does leave then he almost certainly will go on loan. We’re still counting on him.”