Italian football expert, Gabriele Marcotti, has revealed that the Antonio Conte to Spurs deal is not completely dead in the water and both sides may just be conducting a ‘negotiation ploy’.
Conte was, at one point, a firm favourite to take over the Tottenham job, which has been vacant since Jose Mourinho was sacked in late April. However, reports have since revealed that talks broke down due to the Italian manager’s demands.
Marcotti has now reported a similar story, claiming that the deal should not be considered dead in the water. He revealed that talks have stalled and Spurs are looking elsewhere, but this could be a negotiating ploy in terms of which side blinks first.
He also added that Pochettino is now back at the top of Tottenham’s wishlist.
“My understanding is that talks have stalled and Spurs are looking elsewhere but we’ve seen this negotiating ploy before, hoping one side or the other blinks and we could be headed in that direction.
“But the fact that [Mauricio] Pochettino all of a sudden is top of the list again, I think that also tells you something.”
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