Inter Duelling with Juventus and Real Madrid for Massimiliano Allegri

Inter have joined the race to appoint Massimiliano Allegri, but Juventus and Real Madrid are in the lead. The Nerazzurri are ready to make an effort to sign a top-notch coach after the sudden departure of Antonio Conte. However, it will not be easy to beat out the competition, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

Zinedine Zidane will leave the Spanish club and will announce his decision shortly. Allegri is the top option on Florentino Perez’s list and waited patiently up until this point as he is eager to coach the Merengues, AS informs.

On the other hand, Juventus are already discussing the contract with their former boss. Andrea Agnelli started with a proposal similar to his previous deal, a two-year contract with an optional third one with a €7M salary. But the competitors promise higher wages, and the Old Lady is willing to up the offer to prevent him from going elsewhere. The ousting of Fabio Paratici was the necessary condition for the reunion, and the manager would have more power in the transfer market.

Allegri was the primary choice for Inter if Conte left last year, and that has not changed. CEO Giuseppe Marotta hopes to surpass the contenders with a very lucrative bid, around €10M per year. The executive will make a strong push today after explaining the club’s plans. The gaffer could be tempted to try winning Scudetto with the top three Italian teams and was keen on the destination in 2020. The Nerazzurri are going all-in on him after missing out on Simone Inzaghi, who will stay with Lazio. If they came up short, Sinisa Mihajlovic and Paulo Fonseca would be next in line, Gianluca Di Marzio reports.