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Who could be joining Antonio Conte’s Tottenham revolution this summer?

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Managing to storm their way to a thumping 5-0 win against Norwich on the final weekend, there is no doubt that Antonio Conte has made quite the effect since arriving at Tottenham.

Booking their Champions League return at the expense of north London rivals Arsenal, it now appears that the one-time Chelsea boss could be in for quite the exciting summer ahead.

Along with it being all but confirmed that Inter Milan and Croatia star Ivan Perisic will be joining Spurs on a free transfer next month, Conte’s men are also close to snapping up Southampton keeper Fraser Forster.

With it also being suggested that attacking talisman Harry Kane could be tempted to sign a new deal, we have taken a look at a few other stars who could be on their way to north London this summer.

Youri Tielemans

While Uruguayan international Rodrigo Bentancur might have made a real impact since arriving from Juventus back in January, it appears that Conte is keen on adding to his midfield this summer.

With Oliver Skipp dealing with a long-term issue at the back end of the 2021/22 campaign, The Metro reported on Saturday that Leicester’s Youri Tielemans is on Spurs’ wishlist.

Although the 25-year-old might have been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal over recent months, it has been suggested that Tottenham fancy their chances of striking a deal that could be worth just £25million

While Leicester might have endured a sluggish domestic campaign this season after failing to secure a third straight European finish, Tielemans has continued to gain a host of plaudits.

With ESPN also confirming that Tottenham are keen on snapping up the Belgian international, Tielemans has just one year left on his current deal and reportedly has his sights set on a move away from the King Power.

Christian Eriksen

Making a stunning Premier League return after suffering a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s match against Finland at Euro 2020 last June, many were wondering what Christian Eriksen would have to offer.

However, with it announced back on January’s Deadline Day that the ex-Inter Milan playmaker would be joining top-flight debutants Brentford, he has proven to be a huge hit with the Bees.

Signing a short six-month deal with Brentford until the end of the 2021/22 campaign, it has now been reported that Tottenham are keen on bringing Eriksen back to north London in what would be a fairytale return.

Clearly proving that he is at the top of his game still, it has even been suggested that Conte is “pressing on for a deal” and has the 30-year-old as one of his top targets over the coming months.

Becoming a real fan favourite during his seven-year stay at Tottenham between 2013-2020, Eriksen would be available on a free transfer when his current contract with Brentford expires next month.

Alessandro Bastoni

With it looking like an announcement on Perisic’s arrival from Inter Milan will be announced in the coming days, it looks like Conte isn’t done there in his bid to raid his former club.

Rumoured to have in the region of £150million to spend in what could be a blockbuster summer, The Daily Mail reported over the weekend that Spurs are interested in snapping up Alessandro Bastoni’s signature.

While defensive star Cristian Romero might have been billed as one of the signings of the season after making the move from Atalanta last summer, Conte remains keen on adding another central defensive option.

Although the Nerazzurri might have seen bitter rivals AC Milan snatch their Serie A crown last weekend, Bastoni has once again continued to impress this season and has a host of admirers from across Europe.

Despite Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb suggesting that Inter have put a £60million price tag on the 23-year-old, Tottenham remain confident that they can agree on some kind of deal.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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