Journalist reveals Conte told him he wanted Spurs star back in 2017

Antonio Conte
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The assistant editor of the Daily Mirror, Darren Lewis, has revealed that Antonio Conte told him that he was trying to convince Chelsea to sign Harry Kane back in 2017.

Conte managed Chelsea between 2016 and 2018, a period in which Harry Kane was at his blistering best, scoring goals for fun.

Lewis told his followers on Twitter that Conte ‘stunned’ a small group of journalists in a briefing by revealing that he wanted the Blues to sign Kane.

Fast forward to 2021, four years later, and Conte is now being linked with the Tottenham job. Sky Italia broke the news today that the former Inter Milan boss was in talks with Daniel Levy and co.

The Telegraph subsequently reported that Daniel Levy was prepared to guarantee that Kane would remain at Spurs if Conte joined, unless the Italian wanted to sell him and reinvest the money.

If Darren Lewis’ story is anything to go by, one would feel that Conte may relish managing Tottenham’s golden boy.

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