Tottenham has been linked to two expensive deals as they plan the next two transfer windows …
CONTE WILL MOURINHOS MANN
Tottenham coach Antonio Conte is interested in Premier League club bringing Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo to north London, as reported in Italy.
Liverpool was considered that Favorites to sign in the summer of 2020, with Jürgen Klopp looking to expand his midfield options. However, their interest cooled when the Reds turned their attention to Thiago Alcantara.
Former Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, who now heads Zaniolo at Roma, was interested in Tottenham targeting a deal in 2020 as well – but a € 50 million offer never officially came off.
And now Conte is ready to revive Spurs’ interest in his compatriot, who sidelined with a knee injury last season. with Corriere dello Sport (above Sports witnesses) claims that the Tottenham manager is “very fond” of the Roma midfielder. Conte would “really like” him in north London, the report adding that “The Premier League’s reputation could potentially be strong again this summer, as it was before the double injury”.
The Italian newspaper adds that Roma owners see Zaniolo as key to their future plans with the “non-transferable” midfielder. but Gazzetta dello Sport expect the Serie A giants to accept a bid of around 70 million euros for the Italian international.
TOTTENHAM TEMPT DEMBELE
According to reports from Spain, Tottenham are looking to bring Barcelona’s striker Ousmane Dembele into the Premier League to expand Conte’s options.
The French international is without a contract at the end of this season and has been consistently linked with a move to the Premier League in recent years. Barcelona spent £ 89m plus add-ons to sign Dembele in 2017 but the move didn’t go according to plan as the 24-year-old struggled with injuries.
His injury problems have put Man Utd off in the summer market as Old Trafford giants stand ready to meet Barca’s € 50m price tag. But now Tottenham could try to get him into the Premier League with Sportwelt claims Spurs approached Dembele with “a lot of money” and promises to be “a key piece” in their “future project”.
Spurs football manager Fabio Paratici previously “tempted” him while at Juventus, with Paratici aiming to “give Antonio Conte high quality players” while trying to “fight for the titles”. Dembele “wants to continue at Barca” and renew his contract but his agent “is more likely to leave so that his player deserves a good transfer bonus”.
AND THE REST…
Manchester City pursues Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic … Barcelona have held talks with Manchester City over the signing of Ferran Torres in January … Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has called an emergency board meeting to discuss boss Rafael Benitez’s future … Liverpool Manager Jürgen Klopp has indicated that Nat Phillips could leave the club in January … Lille striker Jonathan David is on Arsenal’s radar … Everton is considering a move from Zenit St.