The Times have claimed that Antonio Conte is seeking to ensure that he will be backed in the transfer market by the club this summer.

During Conte’s first transfer window at Spurs in January, the club backed the Italian by shifting several big-name players who seeming did not fit into his plans in the form of Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Dele Alli.

The two additions that Tottenham made – Rodrigo Bentantcur and Dejan Kulusevski – have both hit the ground running and have proven to be very good fits for Conte’s system.

The 52-year-old will have another opportunity to reshape the squad in the manner he wants to this summer.

The Times have now explained that with Conte having just one year left on his contract with Spurs, the Tottenham head coach wants to ensure that he will be backed this summer if he is to continue at N17 next season.

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There is no doubt that Conte will be backed and it would have been made clear to the Italian exactly how much funds would be available this summer.

However, that number will likely be affected by whether or not Spurs are able to shift some of their deadwood and the kind of fees that they manage to get for the likes of Lo Celso, Winks and Bergwijn.

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