Watch Inter Milan's Antonio Conte claim the Premier League is club football's biggest competition

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Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte believes the Premier League is the hardest club competition in the world as his side prepare to face fellow Serie A giants Juventus in China on Wednesday.

The two Italian sides meet in the pre-season International Champions Cup in Nanjing and it will be Conte’s first match against his former team since being appointed Inter manager in May.

Conte helped Juve to win three Serie A titles among other titles as boss, while he previously won five as a player with the Bianconeri, as well as the Champions League.

In their first pre-season match in Singapore, Conte’s side were beaten 1-0 by Manchester United thanks to Mason Greenwood’s goal. And the Inter boss admits the English league is the best.


“I think nobody will be upset if I say that the Premier League is the most important league and the most difficult competition to play and to win,” said Conte, who lifted the Premier League title as Chelsea boss.








“There are a lot of competition because there are six teams fighting for the title. I think in England is very difficult to win either the Premier League, the FA Cup or the League Cup.


“The Italian championship is growing back and that’s very important. However, I think right now the Premier League is better than any other tournament.”



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AC Milan and Inter Milan announce plans to build new 60,000-seater stadium

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AC Milan and city rivals Inter have announced plans to build a new 60,000-seater stadium.

A joint statement released on Wednesday confirmed that a ‘technical and economic feasibility study’ had been filed with city officials, marking the start of a regeneration project that could cost more than €1.2billion.

The ground will be built in an area just metres from the existing San Siro site and it is hoped that the complex could create 3,500 jobs.

The current stadium, opened in 1926, has a capacity of 80,000, making it the largest in Italy. It has been renovated on several occasions and as recently as 2015.

Over the years it has played host to a number of sporting events, including matches at the 1934 and 1990 World Cups and four European Cup finals, along with concerts from performers such as Bob Marley, Michael Jackson and Beyonce.

It is set to host the opening ceremony of the 2026 Winter Olympic Games.

“The choice of AC Milan and FC Internazionale is based on a careful and in-depth analysis, carried out over the last few months,” read the statement.

“Both AC Milan and FC Internazionale are firmly convinced that this is the right path to follow and are thrilled and excited by the project which will give Milan a new landmark of world-class excellence, contributing to the progress already made by the city of Milan over the last few years.”

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AC Milan agree €20m deal to sign Theo Hernandez from Real Madrid

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AC Milan have agreed a deal to sign left-back Theo Hernandez from Real Madrid.

The 21-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Real Sociedad, arrives at San Siro on a five-year contract for a reported fee of €20million.

Marseille-born Hernandez came through the ranks at Atletico Madrid alongside older brother Lucas, who has left the Wanda Metropolitano this summer to become Bayern Munich’s record signing.

Theo joined city rivals Real on a six-year contract in 2017 but was sent to Sociedad last season after making only 10 league starts in his maiden campaign at the Bernabeu.

He made 24 appearances in La Liga last term and also had a loan spell at Alaves earlier in his career.

A Milan statement explained: “AC Milan has filed the contract and in the next 48 hours will complete the international transfer through the FIFA TMS system.”

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