Sources: Tottenham have lined up three January signings after the approval of Daniel Levy.
The manager has said that the team still need significant development and is unable to compete with the Premier League elite.
Conte wants to bring in three new players in January, including an attacker, a versatile defender, and a midfielder.
Tottenham’s board of directors, chaired by chairman Daniel Levy, has authorised managing director Fabio Paratici to accelerate preparations to bring in mid-season recruits.
The club is hoping to replicate the success of last season’s January arrivals, which included the loan signings of Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus.
However, the summer transfer window additions of Paratici and the recruiting team have yet to bear fruit.
Richarlison, Cristian Romero (who was already on loan at the club), Yves Bissoma, Djed Spence, Clement Lenglet, and Destiny Udogie (who has been loaned out for the season), as well as significant payments for free signings Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster, cost the club more than £150 million.
The only money came from the sales of Steven Bergwijn and Cameron Carter-Vickers, therefore the net outlay was roughly £120 million.
Nonetheless, Tottenham remain optimistic in their summer signings, with several seen as very potential players who aren’t quite first-team ready.
Club executives also have faith in Paratici’s network of connections and expertise of the January market, especially in his own Italy.