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Agent admits Chelsea move 'very close' for Inter Milan wing-back Candreva

The agent of Inter Milan wing-back Antonio Candreva admits he was close to joining Chelsea.

The winger turns 31 later this month and has always been a favourite for Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.

“He was very close to joining Chelsea in January 2017, but he had only just been signed by Inter, so it wasn't really plausible," confessed agent Federico Pastorello on Rai Sport.

“The transfer market is closed now, so let's see what happens at the end of the season.

“He was very happy when he arrived at Inter, as it was the team he most wanted to play for and still feels that enthusiasm today. We hope the team can emerge from this difficult moment.

“If they finish in the top four, I think he'll be happy to remain and finally play in the Champions League."

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