Tottenham challenge Liverpool to £77m transfer battle as Antonio Conte plots Inter Milan swoop – 🤾⚽️💵
Tottenham news: All the latest updates and speculation on Sunday as Antonio Conte looks to further add to his squad for next season
COMO, ITALY – JULY 15: Nicolo Barella of FC Internazionale looks on at Appiano Gentile on July 15, 2022 in Como, Italy. (Photo by FC Internazionale/Inter via Getty Images) (Image: Photo by FC Internazionale/Inter via Getty Images)
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has taken a dig at Julian Nagelsmann and Bayern Munich following the manager’s comments about Harry Kane. After losing main man Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona during the week, the Bayern boss was asked in a press conference about a potential move for the Spurs talisman
“Honestly I didn’t hear this. For sure I’m a coach who doesn’t talk about players from other teams. I don’t know why [this happened],” Conte explained. “The situation at Tottenham is very clear. The plan is very clear with the club. Harry is a part of the project. He is a very important part of the project and yeah only rumours.
“At the same time I repeat I don’t like to speak about players from another club. If I want to do something I go to speak to the club, not through the media. I think maybe it’s a bit disrespectful for the other club. This is my way. This is my way to face the situation with other players.”
Sergio Reguilon has approved a proposal from Sevilla to sign him on loan from Tottenham this summer, according to Estadio Deportivo, as quoted by Sport Witness. The 25-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away this summer after Conte left the defender out of his squad for the South Korea pre-season tour.
The report claims the Spaniard has given transfer chief Monchi the green light as a return to La Liga beckons. It’s said that Reguilon could leave on an initial loan which includes an option-to-buy.
Spurs target Barella
According to Italian outlet Il Messaggero, Conte wants to beat Liverpool to the signing of Nicolo Barella. It’s said that the Italian boss wants to bolster his midfield this summer, with Harry Winks and Tanguy Ndombele – among others too – facing an increasingly uncertain future at the club.
However, the report adds that Inter Milan have set a €90million (£76.6million) asking price for the Italy international. Barella sees his contract at the San Siro expire in 2026.