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Tottenham news: Two more signings on Conte wishlist, as Paratici negotiates Gil, Tanganga exits within eight-man clearout

Antonio Conte chats to Fabio Paratici of Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur still want two more signings despite already bringing in six players – but will be focusing on player exits first, a report has revealed.

Spurs have been one of the busiest clubs in the summer transfer window so far. It was no secret before that Antonio Conte would be demanding in the market. The club have done their best to keep up with his wishes so far.

On Tuesday, they made Djed Spence their sixth signing of the summer. He followed Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison and Clement Lenglet through the entrance door at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Therefore, Spurs have strengthened in both wing-back roles, plus the centre of defence, midfield and attack, while adding a useful backup goalkeeper as well.

According to the Evening Standard, Conte would ideally like two more signings. They could look for a “creative attacker” and may consider adding another defender.

Before that, though, they must offload some of their existing players. Steven Bergwijn is the only player who was a member of their first-team squad by the end of last season whom they have sold so far. Next, the Standard has named eight who are particularly at risk.

Tottenham have already provided some clues by omitting Harry Winks, Sergio Reguilon, Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso from their pre-season tour of South Korea. All four are available for transfer.

Four more at risk, the Standard have reported, are Japhet Tanganga, Bryan Gil, Matt Doherty and Emerson Royal.

In fact, managing director Fabio Paratici is already in Italy to negotiate exits for Tanganga and Gil. AC Milan are in talks to sign the former and Paratici will meet with Sampdoria regarding the latter.

No potential suitors were named for the other six. However, the quartet snubbed for pre-season have all been connected with other clubs in reports elsewhere.

As for Doherty and Emerson, they now face competition for the right-back role from Spence. Furthermore, Conte has hinted at adapting Lucas Moura’s role to cover there as well. Hence, one or both of the existing right-back options could depart.

Tottenham could balance books

Should Spurs offload their eight unwanted men, in addition to Bergwijn and the sales of Jack Clarke and Cameron Carter-Vickers, they would get a decent windfall.

All of them are talented players or they would not have ended up at a club like Tottenham in the first place. But they simply do not have a place in Conte’s plans.

If they can all leave, perhaps the manager could be appeased by the two extra signings they are considering.

It would mean they would have brought in eight new faces and got rid of a similar amount. From a footballing and business perspective, it would be a good window.

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