Tottenham could make four scintillating signings if Conte secures Champions League football | football | Sports

Tottenham took a big step towards Champions League qualification for next season on Monday night after bitter rivals Arsenal slipped in a 2-0 defeat by Newcastle. The result means Spurs need just a point against already relegated Norwich to seal fourth place on the final day of the game.

It would be a remarkable achievement considering they were in ninth place when Antonio Conte was appointed manager in November. And the financial boost offered by playing in Europe’s elite competition means chairman Daniel Levy will be under pressure to inject the cash for summer signings. Here, express sport Check out four potential transfers Spurs could be chasing if they get the job done and finish fourth…

Paulo Dybala

Dybala is one of the hottest free agents this summer after it was decided he would not sign a contract extension with Italian giants Juventus. The 28-year-old forward is a player Conte will know well from his Serie A days.

And the lure of joining forces with Conte, coupled with the offer of Champions League football, could well make Spurs an intriguing offer for the Argentine. However, they could face competition for his signature as Jose Mourinho’s Roma and Manchester United also expect to keep an eye on his situation.

Josko Gvardiol

Conte is believed to be keen on prioritizing another centre-back in the transfer window to feature alongside the likes of Cristian Romero and Eric Dier. One of the defenders Spurs are said to be keeping an eye on is Croatian Gvardiol, who has impressed in Germany for RB Leipzig this season.

The 20-year-old completed a total of 45 cross-competition appearances for his team and helped them to fourth place in the Bundesliga. With Leipzig likely to demand at least £40m for his services, it remains to be seen whether Levy would be willing to spend that much on a relatively inexperienced player who has yet to be tested in the Premier League.

DJ Spence

Closer to home, England U-21 full-back Spence is another to draw interest from some of the biggest teams in Europe. The London native has shone in the Championship for Nottingham Forest on loan from Middlesbrough and seems destined to move on to bigger and better things in the summer.

With the full-back position being a crucial position in the way Conte’s team operates, Spence looks on paper like he could be a perfect addition to the squad.

Richardson

Maybe a bit more of a left cry, but if Conte is looking for some flair and unpredictability to add to his attacking lines, he could fare a lot worse than Richarlison. The Brazilian has impressed again this term, despite his dismal season for Everton, scoring nine goals and providing five assists in the Premier League.

Richarlison is sure to demand an exit in the summer whether the Toffees are relegated or not, and the prospect of him joining forces with the likes of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min is intriguing. However, it remains to be seen whether that will happen.

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