Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy may give in to Antonio Conte’s transfer demands despite an air of uncertainty around his future. The Italian wants a trio of new signings in January after stumbling in pursuit of Champions League qualification with a poor run of form since the World Cup.
Conte is a divisive figure that can often rile up supporters when results don’t go as planned. His pragmatic style of football is tough to swallow if it does not produce victories and they have failed to beat Brentford and Aston Villa since Premier League action has resumed.
The former Inter Milan boss’ tactics did see Spurs fight back last season and qualify for the Champions League, giving Levy the confidence to sanction a big-money summer transfer spree. Not all the moves have worked out, however, with Yves Bissouma and Djed Spence both struggling to get out of first gear in north London.
Despite a net spend of over £130million during the summer, Conte supposedly wants to sign a midfielder, a right wing-back and an attacker during the month of January.
According to The Times, Levy is open to satisfying all three demands and a number of past targets could be revisited. Spurs were interested in Franck Kessie last summer before he joined Barcelona and his struggles for game time could see him ditch the Camp Nou after just a few months.
Adrien Rabiot is also thought to be of interest to the Lilywhites after a solid run to the World Cup final with France. The 27-year-old will be out of contract with Juventus at the end of the season and he came close to joining Manchester United last summer.