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Spurs expected to be busy before deadline day on Jan 31st

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Tottenham Hotspur are likely to be busy before next Monday’s transfer deadline…

What’s the word?

That is according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who delivered a rather big claim to GIVEMESPORT this week, suggesting that the north London outfit would be very active over the coming week as they try to land manager Antonio Conte his key targets.

“I’m told that Antonio Conte wants three new players in this window,” he said. “I think a lot depends on possible outs. They won’t be doing anything until they get rid of some of the players Conte doesn’t fancy.”

You’d imagine that a right wing-back is on the agenda amid intense links to Wolves star Adama Traore, whilst a new midfielder may also be considered given the exit talk surrounding Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Dele Alli.

Meanwhile, Harry Kane could do with a backup and there is always a need for reinforcements to the Italian’s backline, especially as he deploys a back-three.

Time running out

Spurs are quickly running out of time to secure Conte the players he desperately needs but the fact that he wants three additions has to be exciting news for the Lilywhites faithful around N17.

For many years, supporters have implored the club’s board, namely chairman Daniel Levy and owner Joe Lewis, to get the chequebook open to bolster this struggling squad.

Much of the side that let the very successful Mauricio Pochettino down still remain and whilst new sporting director Fabio Paratici took measures to start this transitional period during the summer, they are still a long way off in clearing out the deadwood.

The likes of Erik Lamela, Moussa Sissoko and Serge Aurier moved onto pastures new but if Conte is going to stand a chance at elevating this team back to the top, where they regularly challenged for a place inside the top three, and sometimes the title, then he must be backed.

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If he wants as many as three new signings, then it is on the Spurs hierarchy to get that done but there is now less than a week on the clock, with several players away on a winter break or with their respective national teams.

Either way, it’s going to be a very thrilling week ahead if you’re a Tottenham fan, that’s for sure.

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