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Lukaku: Inter's Conte 'best manager in world'

After he scored twice for Belgium against Scotland, the FC crew examine the discrepancies in Romelu Lukaku's goalscoring form for club and country.
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Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku has said Antonio Conte is the "best manager in the world" and that, along with the Premier League, Serie A is the league he "always dreamed" of playing in.

Sources have told ESPN FC that, while new Nerazzurri boss Conte is interested in making Lukaku his first signing at San Siro, there has not yet been any contact between the two parties. Conte reportedly wanted Lukaku when he was Chelsea manager, but the Belgium international moved to United instead.

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Inter Milan appoint Conte as new manager

Antonio Conte is excited for the challenge ahead at Inter Milan and wants to take them back to the being a top club in the world.
Dan Thomas and Gab Marcotti discuss reports that Antonio Conte isn't factoring Mauro Icardi in his plans at Inter next season.
ESPN FC's Stewart Robson and Gab Marcotti debate whether or not Romelu Lukaku would be a good fit if Antonio Conte joins Inter Milan.

Inter Milan have appointed former Juventus and Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, the club announced Friday.

Conte replaces Luciano Spalletti, who was sacked earlier this week after two seasons with the club. The Nerazzurri finished fourth in the Serie A standings on the final day of the season thanks to a 2-1 win over Empoli, qualifying for the Champions League.

Conte is reunited with highly regarded former Juventus chief executive Beppe Marotta. The pair worked closely together to lead Juventus...

Sources: United set Lukaku price at £80m for Inter

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson and Gab Marcotti debate whether or not Romelu Lukaku would be a good fit if Antonio Conte joins Inter Milan.

Manchester United have told Inter Milan it will take £80 million to sign Romelu Lukaku, sources have told ESPN FC, as the striker is the top summer target for Antonio Conte, who is set to be announced as Inter's new manager imminently.

Luciano Spalletti was sacked by the Serie A side on Thursday.

Conte has asked Inter to pursue Lukaku this summer after failing to land the Belgium international in 2017 when he was in charge of Chelsea.

Inter, who will play Champions League football next season,...

Sources: Conte eyes Lukaku as first Inter buy

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson and Gab Marcotti debate whether or not Romelu Lukaku would be a good fit if Antonio Conte joins Inter Milan.
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Antonio Conte is edging closer to being named Inter Milan manager and wants to make Romelu Lukaku his first signing, sources have told ESPN FC.

The former Chelsea boss had wanted to sign Lukaku at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2017, but saw the Belgium international join Manchester United before the Blues brought in Alvaro Morata.

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Conte is expected to be announced as Luciano Spalletti's replacement at Inter in the coming days -- with the ex-Roma boss having...

Spalletti out at Inter Milan as Conte nears job

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti zeroes in on Inter's late drama against Empoli and Atalanta's 'unreal' season after both sides secured Champions League spots.
Check out the best goals from the Serie A season, including the best from Cristiano Ronaldo and this year's Capocannoniere, Fabio Quagliarella.

Inter Milan have parted company with Luciano Spalletti after two seasons as their head coach, with former Juventus, Italy and Chelsea manager Antonio Conte favourite to take over.

"FC Internazionale Milano can confirm that Luciano Spalletti is no longer Head Coach of the First Team," a club statement reads. "The Club wishes to thank Spalletti for his work and the results achieved together."

Former Roma coach Spalletti guided the Nerazzurri into the Champions League for the first time in seven seasons...