New Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte is reportedly keen to bring Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella to North London during the January transfer window.
Conte was confirmed as Tottenham’s new head coach on Tuesday, and it is believed that the Italian will be handed a transfer budget of £150m to improve the squad.
According to the Daily Mail, the 52-year-old has identified Barella as a leading target, with the Italy international starring under the experienced manager at San Siro last term.
The 24-year-old – also linked with Liverpool and Manchester United – has been in impressive form at club level this term, scoring once and providing six assists in 11 Serie A appearances.
Inter are allegedly currently in advanced talks with Barella over a new deal, with the midfielder also set to be offered the captain’s armband at the club.
The Italian champions are in a strong position when it comes to the Italian’s future, with his contract at San Siro due to run until June 2024.