Inter refuse to comment on reports they want Conte

Inter Milan have refused to comment on reports they want Chelsea boss Antonio Conte to replace the sacked Stefano Pioli.

Reports in Italy say the Chinese-backed club are prepared to offer Conte £250,000 a week if he leaves after just one season at Stamford Bridge.

Pioli was dismissed on Tuesday after six months as head coach.

And Inter statement read: “Inter thanks Stefano and his team for the dedication and hard work carried out at the club over the last six months in what has proven to be a difficult season.

“The club will begin planning now for the next season.”

Former Italy boss Conte, 47, managed Inter’s Serie A rivals Juventus from 2011 to 2014.