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Five Tottenham transfer targets Antonio Conte could bring in if he takes Spurs manager job

ANTONIO CONTE will be tasked with assembling a squad capable of returning Tottenham to Europe’s elite if he takes over as manager.

SunSport revealed the Italian is closing in on a deal with Spurs that would make him the joint-second highest-paid boss in the Premier League.

Inter Milan star Milan Skriniar could follow Antonio Conte to Tottenham


Inter Milan star Milan Skriniar could follow Antonio Conte to TottenhamCredit: Getty

Such a show of faith from the North Londoners will surely mean Conte will be afforded the opportunity to bring in players of his own.

And here are five players the former Chelsea boss could look to sign for Spurs…

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Milan Skriniar

The obvious one would be the Slovakian defender – who was linked with a move to Tottenham long before his former Inter Milan boss.

Spurs were priced out of a move for Skriniar in January but could now take advantage of the Serie A giant’s need to raise money.

Conte was a huge fan of the 28-year-old during his time at the San Siro, deploying him at the heart of Inter’s defence for 48 games last season.

Skriniar, who may be interested in a new challenge after lifting the Scudetto, is already familiar playing in the Italian’s favoured 3-5-2 system.

Marcel Sabitzer impressed once again for RB Leipzig last season


Marcel Sabitzer impressed once again for RB Leipzig last seasonCredit: Rex

Marcel Sabitzer

Tottenham do need extra support in the middle of the park and the RB Leipzig midfielder has long been identified as a key target.

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Sabitzer, whose contract runs out at the end of next season, finished last campaign with nine goals and seven assists from 39 games.

The Austrian fuelled speculation surrounding a move after hailing Harry Kane as one of the best before his country’s 1-0 defeat to England.

But Sabitzer admitted that he will not be giving up an update on his future until after the Euros after he was asked about a move to the Prem.

He told the Press Association: “What is happening at my club is currently of zero importance.

“I am not going to give an update until after the Euros.”

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Joachim Andersen

A switch to a back three would mean more than one centre-back may arrive at Spurs this summer amid doubts over Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez.

The club were also keen on landing Lyon defender Joachim Andersen after he impressed on loan with Fulham last term.

Danish newspaper BT have claimed the Dane is ‘almost certain’ to remain in London and is already in talks with Tottenham.

Conte could be tempted to reunite with former Chelsea player Nemanja Matic


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Conte could be tempted to reunite with former Chelsea player Nemanja MaticCredit: Getty

Nemanja Matic

The Serbian was an influential part of the Chelsea side that won the title during Conte’s first season in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Matic made the switch to Manchester United in 2017 but has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford last season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prefers Scott McTominay and Fred as his two holding midfielders and the 32-year-old has been linked with a move away.

And Conte is said to have drawn up a shortlist of new signings, with Matic included as an option, according to Fichajes.

Olivier Giroud

The Frenchman is another of Conte’s former Chelsea charges that could follow him to Spurs after they spent six months together in 2018.

Giroud is set to leave the Blues as a free agent but still chipped in with six Champions League goals on route to the club’s European triumph.

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The former Arsenal striker was linked with a January move to Spurs under Jose Mourinho but ultimately finished the campaign in West London.

But Giroud could prove more than capable of being understudy to Harry Kane if Spurs manage to resist offers for the England skipper this summer.

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