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Tottenham boss Antonio Conte: I'm no chequebook manager - don't make me laugh!

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Tottenham boss Antonio Conte insists he doesn't need a blank chequebook to make the team title contenders.

The 52-year-old, who has had success at Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan, says Romelu Lukaku is the only player he has asked to sign.

“It makes me laugh," Conte said in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport. “Let me tell you that in my career in the end I have always made money, not spent.

“I have often worked with young people to train, depreciated athletes or to be rebuilt, players who had never won until then.

“All players who have re-evaluated, thanks to my work. In my career I have only asked for a player who has been paid a lot."

He insists he has all the facilities to do his job with the club's state-of-the-art stadium and training centre, but says there is a gap to the playing side of the club.

“Tottenham has world top club structures," he added.

“The team must be up to it. Today there is a gap between investments made by the company and sporting results: we have to fill it."

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