Tottenham are confident enough about Antonio Conte’s happiness with their plans for next season that Daniel Levy will not be attending the upcoming meeting with the head coach while Harry Kane is also excited about the club’s path, football.london understands.
Conte has spoken repeatedly about meeting with Levy and Spurs’ managing director of football Fabio Paratici at the end of the season to ensure his way and the club’s are the same. The Italian has parted company with other big clubs in the past over a difference in views about the way forward and the 52-year-old had hinted this season that he would do the same once again if he felt Tottenham did not share his vision.
However, football.london understands that in the wake of Spurs’ £ 150million cash injection from owners ENIC, the bulk of which will go on transfers this summer allied to funds recouped from player sales, the club’s hierarchy are confident that Conte is happy with the club’s ambition and plans for the coming transfer window and next season.
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That is demonstrated by the fact that Paratici and Conte are set to meet in Italy without Levy for talks that will be centered around transfer targets and the players the head coach wants rather than the club having any concerns at this point about his future. Bolstered by their new funds and their projected Champions League revenue, Tottenham are set to go big in the summer transfer window and back Conte fully with Paratici preparing to assemble a team that can win silverware next season and compete with the top clubs.
Conte is believed to want at least six new signings to improve his squad and Paratici is looking to get the most out of the summer window by combining major signings with clever deals for players in the final years of their contracts and on free transfers.
Spurs will move quickly to start bringing those players in and are expected to make a move for Eintracht Frankfurt’s 29-year-old left wing-back Filip Kostic, who is in the last year of his contract, while goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who was undergoing his medical at Hotspur Way on Wednesday, will complete a free transfer to the club as back-up to Hugo Lloris and become the first of many signings this summer. Both Conte and Paratici are also big fans of Inter Milan’s 23-year-old defender Alessandro Bastoni, who has reached the last two years of his contract.
One man excited about the direction Spurs are heading in is striker Harry Kane. Various people within the England captain’s camp have told football.london that the 28-year-old believes that with Conte being backed with this increase in funds his dream of winning a major trophy with Tottenham can be realized.
The forward considered his future last summer as he is understood to have been worried the club was lacking in ambition but he has been wowed by Conte since his arrival in November and is impressed by the plans for next season under the Italian and Kane is currently solely focused on playing and winning things for Spurs next season.
While talks have not taken place over a new contract for Kane, the striker wants to break Jimmy Greaves’ goalscoring record at the club and win trophies with Tottenham. He has two years left on his current deal at Spurs and if the club continues to show the ambition he and Conte crave then he is understood to be open to extending his stay beyond that.