Antonio Conte future: Fresh report reveals details on next round of Tottenham contract talks
Tottenham are reportedly set for a fresh round of contract talks with Antonio Conte this week as they try and convince the Italian to pen a new long-term contract.
Conte’s existing deal runs out at the end of the current campaign, but Spurs have now scheduled new discussions with chairman Daniel Levy and sporting director Fabio Paratici.
There is growing optimism that Conte will commit his future the club, given how happy he is in north London.
However, the 53-year-old wants assurances over plans for the January transfer window before putting pen-to-paper.
Conte is targeting another top-four finish as well as progress in the Champions League, where Spurs will face AC Milan in the last-16.
Talks are expected to centre around whether Tottenham have the same ambitions as the serial trophy winner.
Conte has been touted for a return to Juventus in the Italian media. Indeed, that speculation only ramped up after the Italian spent some time back in Turin during the World Cup break.
The former Inter boss is now back in England preparing his side for a return to action on Boxing Day.
Conte only signed an initial 18-month deal when he took over from Nuno Espirito Santo in November 2021. However, there is an option to extend that deal buy a further year.
Levy, though, wants the Spurs chief to commit his future long-term to completely end talk of a Juventus return.
Tottenham are currently fourth in the Premier League table. However, they are only three points clear of Manchester United, who also have a game in hand.
Big decision to make for Tottenham
Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici have a massive decision to make over Conte and whether they want to commit more funds to the players he wants on board.
From the outside looking in, Conte has done an exceptional job in north London. But not everything is a rosy as it seems.
Despite sitting fourth in the table and getting through to the knockout stages of the Champions League. Conte’s side have not played particularly well all season.
The pragmatic brand of football has also irked some fans, while the Italian continues to pick players who are underperforming.
His inability to get anything from summer Yves Bissouma is also baffling, considering the Mali star was one of the best midfielders in the Premier League during his time at Brighton.
Preferring Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty to Djed Spence has also created some headlines. Indeed, the former Middlesbrough right-back has hardly got a look in, despite Emerson and Doherty having their struggles this campaign.
The way Tottenham crashed out of the Carabao Cup at Nottingham Forest was also shocking.
Conte picked a strong side for the game, including a tired Harry Kane in attack, but Spurs were pathetic as crashed out of a competition they last won in 2008.
So, while Conte has, to some extent, worked wonders there are still some murmurings that he could actually be getting more out of a talented group of players.
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