CalcioMercato have revealed that one of Tottenham’s objectives in January is to add more ‘muscles’ to their central midfield.

The report primarily focuses on Antonio Conte’s discontent with the options at his disposal, stating that the relationship between the Italian and the Spurs hierarchy is becoming ‘increasingly tense’.

Antonio Conte

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It is said that the North London club are keen to find a ‘remedy’ during this month’s transfer window as they want to ensure their hopes of finishing in the top four are not dented any further.

The report adds that Tottenham have already made some moves, with Pedro Porro being ‘the hottest name’ on their wishlist while Ruslan Malnivoskyi also remains on their radar.

In addition, the Premier League club are said to be seeking ‘muscles’ in the middle of the park, with Barcelona’s Franck Kessie and Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amarabat named as the two options they are looking at.

CalcioMercato adds that while Fiorentina want to hang on to Amabrat, they would consider selling the midfielder if they receive an offer of €40m (£35.2m).

Spurs Web Opinion

It would not make any sense for Spurs to prioritise additions in central midfield during the January window, given that we are in much more desperate need of reinforcements in other areas of the pitch.

While a move for Kessie might make sense since the Ivorian will be relatively cheap and can be deployed as a number 8 if Conte uses a 3-5-2, paying big money for Amrabat will be wasteful.

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