Former Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has urged Antonio Conte to sign N’Golo Kante this summer.
The Italian coach led Inter to a first Serie A title in 11 years following Atalanta’s 1-1 draw with Sassuolo on Sunday.
And Moratti, who presided over Inter between 1995 and 2013, believes Kante would strengthen Inter just like Wesley Sneijder’s arrival did in 2009.
He told Sky Sport Italia: “Kante is a player who has all the qualities to give Inter even more strength.
“I remember when we took on Sneijder, we had a very strong team, but a player who sped up the game put us in a position to have an exceptional team.
“I think Kante would have the same effect, although I don’t want to push in this direction because it would be difficult. I speak as a fan.”
Kante, who has been linked with Inter in the past, is regarded as one of the world’s best midfielders.
He put in a man-of-the-match display in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg last week.
In addition to his praise of Kante, Moratti has compared Conte to Jose Mourinho, who led the Nerazzurri to a treble in 2010.
He added: “Antonio Conte has reached his target by protecting the team and by giving the players his same character. He’s been exceptional.
“I must say this Inter side is reminiscent of Trapattoni’s team.
“I see similarities with Jose Mourinho and Helenio Herrera as well. They are serious professionals with a winning mentality.”