Here is your Tottenham Hotspur morning digest for Saturday, April 30.
Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing Wolves star Ruben Neves this summer. It’s believed that central midfield is a position Spurs boss Antonio Conte would like to strengthen ahead of next season.
However, according to 90min the Lilywhites will face competition for his signature from Manchester United, Barcelona and north London rivals Arsenal. Neves has two years remaining on his contract at Molineux and is rumoured to want to test himself at a higher level.
Spurs are set for a major overhaul this summer as Conte attempts to build a squad capable of challenging on the domestic and European stage. And whilst the Italian already has a wealth of talent to choose from in central midfield he is rumoured to want more of an attacking threat; which Neves would certainly provide.
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Conte on PSG speculation
Antonio Conte has stated that reports linking him with the Paris Saint-Germain hot seat is “fake news”. Only arriving at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in November after replacing Nuno Espirito Santo at the helm, the Italian’s long-term future has been a talking point at times during his tenure.
Following reports that former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino looks likely to leave the PSG job at the end of the season despite guiding the club to the title, French publication Le Parisien claimed that Conte has offered himself to the Ligue 1 side. Asked about the rumours when speaking to the media ahead of Sunday’s game against Leicester City, the 52-year-old has said that he does not like it when people try to “invent news”.
“Obviously I think that it’s good that other clubs appreciate my work. This is one thing. But the truth is that I don’t like when people try to invest news – only to speak, only to create problems,” he said in his pre-match press conference. “This is not right, not fair for me, for the clubs involved and for my players.”
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Conte provides Skipp injury update
Antonio Conte has confirmed that Oliver Skipp’s surgery to repair a pubis injury went well. Out of action for three months, as he tried to work his way back to fitness, Tottenham confirmed on Tuesday that the midfielder had travelled to America to go under the knife.
A key player in the middle of the park for the Lilywhites since returning from such a successful loan spell with Norwich City, the head coach had hoped to have Skipp back in time for the run-in but the player, unfortunately, suffered a setback. Now out for the final five games of the campaign, Conte has confirmed that the youngster will be back in time for pre-season.
“I have spoken with the doctors and they said to me that the surgery was OK, it went well,” revealed the Italian in his pre-match press conference. “For sure, Oliver will be ready for pre-season, for next season. It’s a pity because don’t forget that we lost two players in Skipp and Tanganga from January.”
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