Tottenham Hotspur reportedly want Italian manager Antonio Conte, with La Stampa claiming they have offered him a €20 million-a-year deal.
The 51-year-old is said to have been promised quality recruitment if he joins Spurs, and he has now resigned as Inter Milan manager, according to Italian journalist Alfio Musmarra.
Antonio Conte non è più l’allenatore dell’Inter. Grazie di tutto Mister.
— Alfio Musmarra (@IlMusmy) May 26, 2021
While there is no official confirmation yet as at the time of this publication, Telefoot la chaine journalist Simone Rovera has vouched for his Italian counterpart, and it will be interesting to see whether it is indeed true.
— Simone Rovera (@SimoneRovera) May 26, 2021
Conte won the Premier League with Chelsea and led Inter to the first Serie A title in 11 years last month.
It appears that talks between him and the club owners have broken down, and he could be on his way out.
According to Sky Sports, Inter chairman Steven Zhang has asked Conte to cut his wage bill by 15-20 per cent and potentially sell players worth up to £70m this summer.
Spurs have been in talks with the former Juventus boss for over three weeks, and whether he has been finally convinced of their pitch remains to be seen.
Conte admires Tottenham hitman Harry Kane, and while bringing him to N17 could help the club in their bid to retain the wantaway England international, chairman Daniel Levy and the Italian could struggle to work together in the long-term.
The former Blues boss is a temperamental man, but he continues to deliver titles and silverware everywhere he goes, and Spurs would not mind as long as he helps end their trophy drought.