There are surprise reports coming out of Italy that Antonio Conte is set to leave Inter Milan within the next few days – developments which are likely to interest Tottenham, writes the Mirror.
The former Chelsea boss guided his side to the Serie A title this season, and it was widely expected that he would stay in charge for at least one more campaign.
But despite their success Inter are in serious financial trouble, and could be forced to sell a number of their key players and offer wage reductions over the course of this summer.
Conte was alleged to have been furious when he was told this by the president Steven Zhang last week.
And according to Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport he is now attempting to arrange the details of his contract termination, which could cost around £5.2m.
If he does end up departing the San Siro Conte could well become a strong contender for the Spurs job.
The club appear no nearer to appointing Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor despite a whole host of top names being linked.
And it is believed their chairman Daniel Levy is desperate to appoint a big name to appease the Spurs fans, who are furious with their disappointing 2020-21 campaign and the club’s involvement in the failed European Super League.
Conte would certainly tick a number of boxes with regards to his winning pedigree and Premier League experience.