Conor Clancy Date: 7th October 2020 at 2:14pm
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is still on the books at despite coming close to leaving the club for in the recent transfer market.

The Italian’s ten-year stay at the looked as though it was coming to an end this past window as he neared a move to former club Genoa, but a last minute change of heart has seen him stay put.

TuttoMercatoWeb have reported that it was in fact who persuaded Ranocchia to stick around at the club.

Conte was left unimpressed by Alessandro Bastoni’s performance against as kicked off their 2020/21 campaign on September 26, wherein the former and Parma defender featured in the middle of a back three.

Bastoni’s best and most tried position for has been on the left of their three-man defence, and Conte no longer feels comfortable asking him to deputise in the central role.

As such, the coach asked Ranocchia to reconsider his exit and remain at the Stadio Meazza for another season.

Ranocchia, happy to play backup to Stefan de Vrij, then decided to turn down the move to and continue his stay at Inter.