Former Inter coach Antonio Conte has joined Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, and he could look to his former players at the Nerazzurri to strengthen his team.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who report that Nicolo Barella, Lautaro Martinez, and Milan Skriniar are among the new Tottenham coach’s top targets.
Conte will look to Serie A to bring in players who suit his ideas and fill positions in his new-look Spurs side, and the first destination for them will likely be the Nerazzurri where the Italian coach had worked successfully for two seasons.
Barella is a player who developed significantly under Conte and who Tottenham could try and convince to come to the Premier League, while Martinez is also a player that the club tried to sign in the summer transfer window.
Martinez has signed an extension with the Nerazzurri, but this may not stop the London-based side from pursuing his signature at some point in the near future at the behest of Conte.
Skriniar is another player who Spurs had targeted in past transfer windows, and Tottenham Sporting Director Fabio Paratici is an admirer of the Slovak defender who he could seek to reunite with Conte in London.
Meanwhile Marcelo Brozovic is yet another player who struck up a good relationship with Conte at the Nerazzurri, and with the Croat’s current deal expiring next summer he could also be a target for Tottenham.
It remains to be seen how serious the London club are about signing any of these players, but if they do decide to move then Inter owners Suning could allow the players to leave for the right offers and then look to replace them, as they already did in the summer with Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi./