Antonio Conte has dig at Jose Mourinho in press conference over Eriksen feud

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan are said to be in talks over a potential deal that would see Christian Eriksen swap North London for Italy (FcIN – as relayed by Daily Star).

Eriksen’s contract comes to an end in the summer, meaning that the January window presents Tottenham’s last chance to recoup some money for the player.

However, there seems to be clear conflict between the head coaches at either club, as Mourinho and Conte are not seeing eye to eye over the deal.

Conte claimed earlier this month that his club would be looking to go for people whose contracts are running out when asked about a potential Eriksen deal.

Mourinho then took offence to Conte speaking about a deal openly with the media when Eriksen was still a Spurs player and starting matches for the club (Telegraph).

He said (Telegraph): “I think we coaches, we should all behave in the same way in relation to transfers. I know that for you [the media] it is not the best way. But I think we should always be closed, until something really happens.

“So when you ask me about player A, B or C, how can I speak about three players that are not my players? I think we should always be protective. When I see people with responsibilities, speaking about Eriksen.”

When asked to clarify who he meant, Jose added: “I think Antonio. I think Antonio.”

Conte has now hit back at the Tottenham head coach, implying that Mourinho had twisted and amplified his words.

Conte said (Independent): “I no longer talk about the transfer market. The last time I did it, someone we all know twisted my words so I won’t say anything anymore.

“I never said anything unusual about the January transfer market making it difficult for all coaches. Every time I say something, it always gets amplified or twisted.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Putting all the squabbling to one side, I just want the two clubs to get this deal done now. The Spurs can concentrate on bringing in one or two new faces before the January window shuts.

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