Tottenham transfer news: 'Conte particularly likes’ £49.5m star compared to Yaya Toure

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte wants to sign Franck Kessie

Journalist Paul Brown believes Antonio Conte particularly likes Franck Kessie and bringing the AC Milan star to Tottenham would give Spurs a bit more dynamism in midfield.

Having now overseen a handful of Tottenham games, Conte has had chance to assess the squad and consider potential additions for the January transfer window.

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The Daily Star reported in November that Conte wants a new spine to his Tottenham side, with  Kessie the favourite target in midfield. 

He said: “I want Kessie in my team, he scores, he assists, he has personality, he has quality, he doesn’t lose the ball, he’s intelligent. I’m watching him carefully, with Roma it was devastating.

It reminds me of the Yaya Touré of the best times. He is a different player, but in terms of impact. He is holding Milan’s midfield alone.”

The AC Milan star’s current contract expires in June of next year, so it seems almost inevitable he’ll be on the move in one of the next two transfer windows.

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What did Paul Brown say about Kessie?

Journalist Brown believes Conte is a fan of Kessie and that adding him to the Tottenham squad would inject a sense of dynamism into their engine room. 

Brown told GIVEMESPORT: “I think Conte particularly likes Kessie, from Italy, and he would give them a bit more dynamism perhaps in midfield.”

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Who else have Tottenham been linked with?

As mentioned previously, Conte wants a new spine for his Tottenham side, with the Daily Star also mentioning Inter Milan defensive duo Milan Skriniar and Stefan De Vrij, and Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic as potential targets. 

Spurs face competition for De Vrij though, as Calciomercato have reported that Premier League rivals Everton and La Liga Champions Atletico Madrid are also interested in the defender.

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