Spurs haven’t managed to land Antonio Conte following talks between the two parties.
Tottenham were seemingly closing in on Conte as a potential replacement for Jose Mourinho.
However, BBC Sport said last night that negotiations have ground to a halt and won’t be resuming.
The outlet claimed there were “suggestions from Italy” that Conte had doubts over Tottenham’s transfer budget.
The outlet also hinted at differences between Conte’s reputation for buying ready-made stars and Spurs’ desire to develop players.
Jamie O’Hara isn’t impressed with his former’s club apparent failure to land Conte.
He slated Daniel Levy with a meme:
And then said he was “getting sick” of being let down by Spurs:
Duncan Castles, speaking on the Transfer Window podcast, has claimed that Conte wasn’t happy with the salary on offer.
He also claimed that Conte is reportedly holding out for the Paris Saint-Germain job amid reports claiming Mauricio Pochettino wants to leave.
“The brief from Conte’s camp is that there are problems over the proposal Levy has made to them in terms of players and recruitment of players and building a squad capable of winning titles,” said Castles.
“There are problems over the salary. Conte was on €12m net as a basic salary at Inter. Levy hasn’t offered him that.
“There is one other big job in European football that Conte thinks could open up and that’s PSG.
“Pochettino has been trying to get out of PSG, he offered himself to Real Madrid. Madrid took that seriously, PSG responded by activating a clause in his contract to extend it.
“The offer came from Ancelotti and Madrid took that, so Pochettino’s ambition to manage Madrid had to be put on hold.
“Conte is well aware that there is turmoil at PSG, that Pochettino would like to get out and he’s hoping that the PSG job will open up in time for him to take that rather than the Tottenham job.”
Tottenham sacked Mourinho in April and nearly two months on, they still haven’t found a replacement.
Several options are no longer available or are so unlikely they might as well not be for the Premier League club.
Julian Nagelsmann is joining Bayern Munich, and Brendan Rodgers probably won’t leave Leicester.
Likewise, Erik ten Hag has penned a new contract at Ajax so he’s unlikely to leave this summer.