AC Milan ‘make contact’ with homesick Chelsea boss Antonio Conte as potential replacement for under-fire Vincenzo Montella — with Carlo Ancelotti also in frame

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HOMESICK Antonio Conte and Carlo Ancelotti are in the frame to replace under-fire Vincenzo Montella at AC Milan, according to reports in Italy.

The Rossoneri gaffer has come under huge pressure after an indifferent start to the season following a big summer of spending from the club’s new Chinese owners.

 Antonio Conte and Carlo Ancelotti are both in frame to replace Vincenzo Montella

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Antonio Conte and Carlo Ancelotti are both in frame to replace Vincenzo Montella

Milan are currently in sixth place after two defeats in six games, despite spending £170million on drastically improving the squad with the likes of Leonardo Bonucci and Andre Silva.

Gazzetta dello Sport report that they have already contact Conte and Ancelotti over potentially replacing Montella.

Milan’s next two league games could decide the former Fulham striker’s future, as they face Roma and then local rivals Inter Milan.

The clubs owners are keen to bring in a big-name to boost their profile as they attempt to return to their former glories.

Despite being a Juventus idol, Conte — as an Italian manager — would surely relish the prospect of restoring the Rossoneri to greatness.

He won the Premier League title in his first term, before a difficult pre-season saw him tipped to leave Stamford Bridge.

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However, following an opening-day defeat, the Blues have turned a corner, yet he has since admitted he longs to return to his homeland

Conte, 48, explained: “I have a longing for Italy, that’s beyond any doubt.

“It’s not in my head to stay abroad for too long. It’s good to have beautiful experiences, but I intend to go back to Italy one day.”

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Ancelotti, meanwhile, is under serious pressure at Bayern Munich after an underwhelming start to the season and would welcome the chance to return to Milan.

He won the Champions League twice with the Rossoneri, making them one of the most feared teams on the continent during his eight years there.

And would no doubt be very keen on a return.

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