SHOCKER: Tottenham to miss out on one top target
Antonio Conte thinks Spurs could be just a few signings away from contention, but they just might miss on one of them
Antonio Conte and Tottenham Hotspur are putting together a team to challenge for the Premier League title. However, one of their biggest targets of the market could end up slipping from their fingers, and that's Inter's Lautaro Martinez.
The Italian manager told club president Daniel Levy that he feels the Spurs are just a few good signings away from contending for their first English league title since 1967, and the club is working towards getting there. Tottenham added Croatian forward Ivan Perisic and Ivory Coast international Yves Bissouma, but they could end up missing out on Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez.
It had recently come up that the Lilywhites were sparing no expense to sign the Argentine international, but it's looking now like even that won't be enough. In interview with Italian radio network Rai, Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta said he considers Martinez a fundamental player, with their goal being joining him again with Romelu Lukaku and reclaim the Serie A title.
"We have our target: make a capital gain from transfers and reduce the wage bill. It's in our interest to keep a strong team because this is the history of this club. We believe Lautaro is fundamental to pursuing these objectives", Marotta said.
Lautaro Martinez scored 25 goals in 49 games for Inter last season, so it's clear why Marotta wants to keep him. It's bad news for Conte, who might end up having to wait a bit more for a reunion with his former player.
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