Report: Conte has made ‘specific transfer requests’ for five Serie A stars 

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Antonio Conte
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According to a report in Calciomercato.it, Antonio Conte has given five specific names to the Tottenham hierarchy that he wants to be brought to the club. 

Conte seems to be moving increasingly close to replacing Nuno Espirito Santo as the Tottenham head coach, with the Italian currently in London to sort out the final details.

Reports from Italy have indicated that Spurs have agreed to give the 52-year-old a significant transfer budget of more than €100m (£84.6m) in a ‘short time’.

The Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick has also revealed that the former Chelsea boss will be given assurances of funds to rebuild the squad.

Meanwhile, Sport Mediaset reported earlier today that Conte wants the signings of three to four players during the January transfer window.

Calciomercato.it have now revealed that the former Inter boss has made ‘very specific requests’ of Tottenham and ‘wants big purchases’.

The report claims that Conte wants to reunite with Marcelo Brozovic and Stefan de Vrij who were part of his Serie A winning squad at the San Siro last season.

Conte has also allegedly asked for the North London club to buy Juventus duo Federico Chiesa and Matthijs de Ligt as well as AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli. 

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One would expect Conte to be specific with his requests and it would not be surprising if he focuses on central defenders and defensive midfielders, given that those two areas of the pitch that are crucial to the way the Italian usually sets his teams up. It will certainly be very interesting to see what Spurs do in January.

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  1. It’s such a shame how when managers.. GREAT managers that is, who have had great careers wining titles galore come to Spurs with such enthusiasm, only to be worn down by the likes of Levy who says “ok you can have this person, or that person,” only to then be told oops no you cant have this person or that person because we couldn’t buy him cheaply enough.
    The supporters ALL know that unless there is change in mentality from the board, as well as the players nothing will change. a mere simple change of manager will do sod all.
    I for one will not be excited about whoever we get as manager because I have supported this club long enough to know how the process works here!
    If it it run as a business first and a football club second you wont win anything.
    For once I would love to be proven wrong.. Just once (I’m not greedy, I don’t expect to ever win the league, but an FA Cup once in a while will keep me happy.)

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