Istanbul BB coach and former Inter Milan star Okan Buruk thinks the club will challenge for the Scudetto next season.
The Nerazzurri are now 11 points behind Juve with a game in hand and will look to solidify themselves in the Champions League places for the rest of the season.
Conte has already begun making moves to build his squad as he looks to challenge once again next term.
And despite this season's disappointment, Buruk says Conte will have Inter prepared to go all the way next season.
Asked if he kept in contact with his former Inter teammates, Istanbul BB coach Buruk told Tribalfootball.com: "Sometimes I speak by phone with Zanetti and some other players. Few months ago, Toldo came to Turkey and, together with Emre, we had a coffee together.
"In this season, the team under Conte started well, but then they didn't anymore. But I think that for the next year they will build a better side and they will fight to win the Scudetto."