Tottenham boss Antonio Conte won’t want to rest on his laurels heading into the January transfer window with Spurs sitting fourth in the Premier League table and they’re expected to bring in some fresh new faces to bolster his squad. Tottenham only just squeezed into fourth last season after Arsenal’s dip in form in the final few weeks of the campaign.
Conte won’t want it to be as tight this year and the Italian will also want to win the club their first trophy since 2008. Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Cristian Romero, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Eric Dier will be among those crucial to what success Tottenham can achieve this season.
But the Spurs boss is seemingly not completely happy with the squad at his disposal. Richarlison’s injury has only heightened Tottenham’s need to bring in more options with the likes of Lucas Moura and Bryan Gil struggling to impress.
Midfield is set to be an area Conte will look to bolster next month and Alexis Mac Allister has emerged as a potential target. The Brighton star was sensational for Argentina at the World Cup and played a starring role in the final against France.
The south coast side don’t want to lose Mac Allister, but they will face a fight on their hands to keep him. Conte is said to have told Tottenham that he wants the 23-year-old to move to north London.
But AS indicate that could be with Tottenham’s arch-rivals Arsenal, who have now entered the race to sign Mac Allister. It could spark a bidding war between Tottenham and Arsenal for the World Cup winner.
Tottenham don’t seem in desperate need of bolstering their ranks at left-back, but they’re reportedly interested in the highly-rated Jesus Vazquez. The 19-year-old has impressed since breaking through at Valencia and is being tipped as a future international star for Spain.
Valencia clearly rate him highly as they inserted a £35million release clause in his contract. But Tuttosport recently claimed that Vazquez could cost as little as £3.5m in what would present a huge bargain deal.