Milan could attempt sensational Conte swoop

AC Milan changing room

AC Milan are considering the monumental power play of attempting to lure Juventus coach Antonio Conte, some Italian sources suggest.

Juventus should be revelling in their third consecutive Scudetto and a record points tally, but instead the Bianconeri are battling to keep their coach.

Despite completely dominating Serie A, the season wasn't seen as a complete success for Juventus who came unstuck in Europe.

The Old Lady were eliminated from the Champions League in the group stage and then lost in the semi-finals of the Europa League to Benfica and must face the indignity of watching the final being played in their own stadium.

Certain sections of the Italian media have suggested that Conte has failed and the Juventus boss reacted angrily, suggesting that nothing more can be done with the resources at his disposal.

Conte has stated that Juventus need to invest heavily if they are to conquer Europe but reports suggest that the directors aren't willing to make the kind of funds available that he wants.

The talented tactician hasn't ruled out leaving this summer and there are now rumours that AC Milan would like to swoop for him, dealing their Serie A rivals a massive blow.

La Stampa reports that Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani called Conte yesterday - a suggestion that has been emphatically denied by the Rossoneri - to discuss the San Siro hot seat.

Milan are widely expected to sack coach Clarence Seedorf at the end of the season, even if his side pull off a final day near miracle and secure Europa League qualification.

Ex-Roma coach Luciano Spalletti and youth boss Pippo Inzaghi are the bookies' favourites for the Milan bench, but the latest suggestions that Conte could enter the frame have caused a stir.

If Milan were to have any chance of tempting Conte they would have to be willing to put a massive war chest at his disposal for the summer transfer window, which seems somewhat unlikely as the club's finances seem limited.

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