Antonio Conte will ask Inter to speed up their transfer business when he meets the Nerazzurri’s management in Nanjing on Monday, according to Corriere dello Sport.
Conte yesterday cut a disgruntled figure in his press conference, telling reporters they were ‘behind schedule’ both in terms of buying and selling players.
Beppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio will fly to China tomorrow afternoon and from that moment any time is good to meet with Steven Zhang and Suning owner Zhang Jindong.
Inter’s management will be reminded by Conte that the lack of transfer activity is ‘blocking’ his training sessions, with no first-team forwards on hand to rehearse Inter’s attacking movements.
Conte is not satisfied with the club’s dealings so far, despite the arrivals of Diego Godin, Stefano Sensi, Valentino Lazaro and Nicolo Barella.
Romelu Lukaku is his first target up front but the Manchester United forward remains a long way away, while Edin Dzeko has not arrived either.
The former Chelsea boss will also tell his employers they should have planned Inter’s preseason tour differently, with fixtures against Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain coming up.
Conte is concerned a series of negative results will damage his weakened squad’s confidence, as well as harming Inter’s image around the world.