Inter Milan are preparing a move for Lazio’s Antonio Candreva, who is set to leave Biancocelesti in the summer, according to Corriere dello Sport.
Candreva’s relationship with the Rome-based club has reportedly broken down due to Lazio’s decision not to award the 29-year-old with the captaincy this season, while the player himself questioned Stefano Pioli’s tactical decisions.
The fallen rapport with the club will force two sides to go their separate ways and Antonio Candreva will be allowed to change clubs in the summer for a fee of €30 million.
Spanish champions Barcelona were believed to be keeping close tabs on the Italy international, who has been on the radar of Europe’s big clubs for a while now.
Antonio Conte is reportedly targeting the Italy international for his first transfer at Chelsea, while Inter are also ready to step up their long-standing interest and try to be the first ones in the race to sign the winger.
Candreva joined Lazio in 2012 and is contracted to Biancocelesti until 2019.
He scored 7 Serie A goals and managed three assists in 21 league appearances this season, while he also made six displays in Europa League.