Antonio Conte wants Manchester United midfielder as he prepares for new job

Antonio Conte, who has been without a job since he left Tottenham Hotspur last year, is preparing for a new gig in football and it’s a return to the Serie A on the cards for the Italian manager.

Journalist Fabrizio Romano has suggested that Conte will take over at Napoli after being briefly linked to a move to Manchester United.

Napoli finished 10th in the league just a year after winning the Serie A championship with a resounding victory, recording a terrible defence of their historic crown.

In typical Conte manner, he will be watching the transfer market to bolster his team and will be trying to put that right straight away.

Sofyan Amrabat, who is expected to leave United, is one of the names that has surfaced in discussions about possible trades before his move to Napoli has even been finalised.

Italian agent Gigi Iacomino has dissected the state of play and has named Amrabat as one of the players Conte would want to bring with him to Napoli.

“Conte would have proposed several names to De Laurentiis,” Iacomino is quoted as saying by Spazio Napoli, via United in Focus.

“(Conte) is would be at hunting heavy shots in defence. Conte would like at least one, if not two, of (Milan) Skriniar, Kim (Min-Jae) and (Alessandro) Buongiorno for his defensive department.”

“One of the names that Conte would like (in midfield) would in fact be Amrabat.”

Amrabat had a strong season-ending performance at Old Trafford, but it is quite doubtful that United will activate the provision to make his short-term stay permanent.

The Moroccan international signed with the team on the final day of the previous season, however he has had an unsatisfactory season overall.

Amrabat is going back to Fiorentina, where he will be available for a reasonable price and has one year left on his contract.

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