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Tottenham transfer news: Daniel Levy personally takes charge of £15m move

Head coach Antonio Conte has already landed three new players in the summer window, and further talks with Middlesbrough over a deal for Spence will resume this week.

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Tottenham’s interest in a reunion with their former midfielder Christian Eriksen is cooling, leaving Manchester United as undisputed favorites to land the Danish schemer on a free transfer from Inter Milan.

But Spurs are still confident of adding more new faces to Antonio Conte’s squad before the core squad – minus the internationals who were on duty in the Nations League – return for pre-training. -season next week.

Conte has already drafted Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster, but the Italian is keen to sign at least three more to add depth to his squad. Spurs will play in the Champions League next season and Conte will experience the rigors of a season in which he will once again be aiming for a top four finish. .

Take it like Djed

Chairman Daniel Levy has personally taken charge of Tottenham’s £15million lawsuit against Middlesbrough full-back Djed Spence. Spurs’ initial offer for Spence – who played a starring role on loan in Nottingham Forest’s promoted return to the Premier League after 23 years – has been rebuffed by Boro, who is holding for £20million, including addons.

On the move: Middlesbrough’s Djed Spence

Levy has left sporting director Fabio Paratici to focus on other deals as he attempts to secure Tottenham’s fourth new signing, and further talks are scheduled with the Teessiders this week. Spence is believed to be in favor of a return to London, where he was released from Fulham’s academy four years ago.

Backhand of Bastoni

Head coach Antonio Conte’s chances of reuniting with Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni appear to have diminished after the Italy international’s agent claimed he was staying at San Siro.

Bastoni, 23, was one of Conte’s top summer targets as a left centre-back perfectly suited to his favorite three-man back line. But the London Evening Standard carried an update from player representative Tullio Tinti, who revealed: “Bastoni is on holiday. It remains, we respect the contract. We will make the renewal as soon as Inter call us.”

Staying in place? Alessandro Bastoni


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Tinti’s comments followed a meeting with the Inter board, which highlighted his enthusiasm to keep Bastoni for at least another season.

Threesome always heading for the exit

After defender Cameron Carter-Vickers turned his Celtic loan into a permanent transfer, three more Spurs stars are heading for the exit. England midfielder Harry Winks, Welsh defender Joe Rodon and Dutch striker Steven Bergwijn are all expected to move on as part of Conte’s makeover.

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy


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Bergwijn has made no secret of his desire to leave Tottenham in search of a regular starting place elsewhere, telling Dutch publication Algemeen Dagblad: “It would be nice if there was some clarity soon. I just have to go play , but I want to leave Spurs now for sure.”

Signed from PSV for £27million two years ago, Tottenham want to recoup as much of their spending on Bergwijn as possible, and chairman Daniel Levy won’t sell him on the cheap. But a deal with Ajax is believed to be close, with Football Insider reporting on ‘advanced talks’ between the clubs.

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