When Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici meet to discuss Tottenham’s transfer plan

Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici are set to meet in Italy today (Friday) to discuss Tottenham’s transfer plans for this summer and next season. football.london understands.

The Spurs head coach enjoyed some family time after ending a Premier League season in which he guided the club to fourth place in the table and provided Champions League football for next season. News broke soon after that Tottenham owner ENIC had raised £150million to pump into the club, with the bulk of that expected to be used to build a much stronger squad for next season.

football.london understands Spurs chief executive Paratici has flown to Italy to speak with Conte in Turin about how the two can put together a squad that will allow the club to compete in both the Premier League and Champions League to compete hard.

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While there were earlier doubts about Conte’s future, the feeling at Spurs is that the head coach is content with the ambition to continue next season and help him bring silverware to the club. Those around the Italian, who has one year left on his contract at Tottenham, are also expecting him to stay in north London for the upcoming season.

Tottenham’s own confidence is shown by the fact that chairman Daniel Levy does not travel to the meeting, leaving it to the two compatriots. Paratici and Conte, who speak to each other on a daily basis, will finalize their strategy for the coming summer and decide exactly who will leave the club and which players to sign to strengthen the squad.

Both men are admirers of Inter Milan centre-back Alessandro Bastoni and if Tottenham are to sign the 23-year-old Italy international to N17, the club will need to spend more than ever on a defender. football.london understands Inter will not accept less than €60m (£51m) for the centre-back. Spurs could be helped by Inter’s interest in signing Torino defender Gleison Bremer and needing the funds to make the move.

Conte is looking for at least six newcomers to join Spurs and the club to bring in some more experienced names to continue improving the team’s mentality in the big moments. At left-back, for example, Eintracht Frankfurt’s 29-year-old Filip Kostic and 33-year-old Ivan Perisic were both seen as targets to give the full-back competition.

Tottenham will look to move players this summer to contribute to that new cash injection, including Harry Winks, Steven Bergwijn, Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Sergio Reguilon, for whom the club will be listening to offers while decisions are made on whether to join the Joe Rodon and Bryan Gil on loan or accept permanent contracts.

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