Tottenham are ready to give their backing to Antonio Conte in the summer transfer window and have some ambitious transfer targets, per reports. Spurs could make as many as six new signings having already made Rodrigo Bentancur’s loan move permanent.
Conte achieved Champions League qualification on the final day of the Premier League season but refused to commit his long-term future to the north Londoners. And Spurs are desperate to secure him with chairman Daniel Levy keen to back his manager this summer.
Spurs confirmed a £150million cash injection on Tuesday and are ready to spend big money to strengthen the squad for next season. Levy promised: “Additional capital from ENIC will now enable further investment in the Club at an important time.”
Now, the Mirror report in Wednesday’s paper that Spurs are eager to tie down Dejan Kulusevski permanently for £24m having already paid £8m to Juve for the Swede. Centre-back Cristiano Romero’s move from Atalanta to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is also expected to be made permanent for around £40m. More signings will follow after the pair. Among them could be centre-backs Alessandro Bastoni of Inter Milan and Gleison Bremer of Torino.
Italy international Bastoni, 23, has become a key player for an Inter team who won the league last season and finished narrowly second to rivals AC Milan this year. While 25-year-old Brazilian Bremer has also long been touted for a Premier League switch and was won Serie A’s Best Defender award this season.