Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte plans to raid Torino in 2022 with Andrea Belotti, Bremer and Wilfried Singo on the radar of the Premier League outfit, as reported by Tuttosport.
If we told you Conte was attempting to sign three players from one Serie A side, you’d bet your bottom dollar we were talking about Inter Milan, right?
Conte led Inter to their first Scudetto triumph in more than a decade last season and, in recent times, Stefan de Vrij, Milan Skriniar, Lautaro Martinez and Nicolo Barella have all been linked with a move to the English capital.
Torino, in contrast, won’t look back fondly on the 2020/21 campaign. Juventus’ near neighbours finished 17th in the table, avoiding relegation by the skin of their teeth.
The new campaign has started better – but not that much better.
And unless Torino can turn things around sharpish, the January transfer window could prove a difficult one for the Granata.
Could new Tottenham manager Antonio Conte raid Torino in January?
Tuttosport believes Tottenham are preparing an offer for 20-year-old Ivory Coast international Wilfried Singo.
A rampaging right wing-back, Singo is a perfect fit for Conte’s preferred 3-5-2 system – and it’s understood he caught the former Inter boss’ eye during Torino’s 4-2 defeat at the San Siro in November 2020.
Tottenham could test the water with a bid in the region of £23 million.
It remains to be seen how much Torino would demand for Belotti, however, as their talismanic centre-forward has rejected the chance to extend a contract due to expire in July.
A physical, old-school penalty-box poacher, Belotti could do what Carlos Vinicius, Fernando Llorente and co could not – provide some much-needed competition for Harry Kane in the starting XI.
According to the Daily Star, Conte was furious after missing out on the chance to sign Belotti at Chelsea when the Italy international was valued at an eye-watering £85 million.
Centre-half Bremer completes the trio of Torino stars on Tottenham’s radar but with competition in the shape of Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City, completing a deal for the Brazilian may be easier said than done.