Date:5th January 2022 at 2:25pm
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Tottenham Hotspur could be one of the busiest Premier League clubs during this month’s mid-season transfer window, with Antonio Conte keen on adding to his underperforming squad. 

The Italian has been honest in admitting his desire to acquire reinforcements in certain positions ahead of a crucial second half of the season.

The former Chelsea boss was reportedly in no rush to make any decisions and wanted to take time to assess his current crop of players, before deciding which positions and roles to target.

Now, it has been revealed that Conte is still waiting on a meeting with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, in which the pair will discuss both outgoings and potential incomings.

As per The Evening Standard, the Italian is yet to meet with Levy and managing director Fabio Paratici, despite having assessed his squad.

While Conte is adamant that he must be allowed to improve his squad this month, his employers are seemingly in no rush to do so.

Kessie is set to be out of contract in the summer and has attracted interest from a number of English clubs

The club will reportedly prioritise a right-back in January, with Matt Doherty, who has failed to impress since joining the club from Wolves, set to be allowed to leave if an offer is made.

The report also suggests that the club will target AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, a long-term target of Liverpool, whose contract is set to expire in the summer.

His current status means that he is eligible to sign a pre-contract agreement with any club outside of England from this month.

Conte is also said to be an admirer of centre-backs Alessio Romagnoli and Stefan de Vrij, the latter of whom he managed during his time with Inter Milan.

A number of other Spurs stars could also be allowed to leave, with Dele Alli among those most likely to depart the club having fallen dramatically out of favour over the past two seasons.

A loan deal is believed to be most likely for the Englishman, while fellow attacker Steven Bergwijn could also be sold if a suitable offer is made.

 
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