Speaking to Sky Sports (via Football Daily), journalist Paul Gilmour has shared an update in regards to Tottenham Hotspur and their possible appointment of Antonio Conte.
The Lowdown: Conte emerges as lead candidate…
After much was made of Spurs and their talks to bring former favourite Mauricio Pochettino back to north London, with the Athletic breaking that major development, rumours of Conte fell flat for a while.
Indeed, it was widely reported that the Argentine wanted a move back to Spurs and the club were also very keen on a reunion.
However, his current club Paris-Saint Germain remained stubborn, prompting the Lilywhites to look elsewhere for candidates.
The Latest: Sky Sports journalist drops ‘interesting’ Conte update
Now, speaking to Sky, reporter Gilmour has shared what he’s been told by his ‘colleagues in Italy’ on the situation.
He believes that while Spurs are in talks for the former Chelsea boss, there is still a ‘long way to go’ and ‘some distance on wages’ in particular.
“This would certainly be interesting, Tottenham are talking to Antonio Conte,” he explained (via Football Daily).
“Our colleagues in Italy say there is some distance between the two parties over wage demands as things stand.”
The Verdict: Exciting times…
News of the serial winner’s possible move to Spurs could come as music to the ears of some supporters given their long and drawn out search for an heir to Jose Mourinho.
Many candidates have dropped in and out of the running and Lilywhites fans may be hoping Conte’s move can be completed before the European Championships.
Spurs need to prepare adequately for the 2021/2022 campaign with a summer rebuild and the 51-year-old’s appointment is crucial to that – with Levy currently holding fire on any business until he has a new boss at the helm.
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