Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte could already be looking to January to see how he can improve his team, writes the TBR.
Speaking on the Kelly & Wrighty show, journalist Darren Lewis has been speaking about a possible addition to their squad.
Spurs fell to their first home defeat of the season at the weekend, losing 2-1 to a resurgent Newcastle side.
Conte was without two of his starting centre-backs, as Ben Davies and Cristian Romero missed the match due to injury.
Davinson Sanchez was slated for his performance, and this is one area Conte may want to strengthen.
Lewis believes that Tottenham want to sign Alessandro Bastoni, and he could join on one condition.
He believes that this all comes down to whether Antonio Conte signs a new deal in north London.
Conte’s current deal runs out this summer, although as Alasdair Gold points out, the club hold an option to extend his current contract.
Speaking about Tottenham’s potential future moves in the market, Lewis believed it all hinged on Conte.
“If he commits other players commit, Kane commits, Bastoni will leave Inter Milan and I know he likes Bastoni – a huge imposing central defender who adds the leadership he needs in central defence,” Lewis said.
“He also needs a creative midfielder as well. These players come if they know you’re going to stay.
“Spurs have to persuade him to stay by giving him the finance and I think they will. I think he’ll stay.”
Bastoni was valued at £52m in the summer, and has already been described as a ‘superstar’.