How Tottenham could splash out on SEVEN signings after £150m investment as Antonio Conte plots squad revamp

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Rarely has there been so much optimism at Tottenham ahead of a summer transfer window.

The club is back in the Champions League, Harry Kane wants to stay and could even sign a new contract, and chairman Daniel Levy is preparing to hand Antonio Conte a summer warchest following an unprecedented £150million injection from owners ENIC.

Spurs still face the small matter of convincing Conte to stay - with the head coach due for a crunch meeting with managing director Fabio Paratici - and actually spending the money astutely, but all the signs point to this being a potentially pivotal summer in the club's recent history.

Here's Standard Sport's guide to Spurs' transfer window ahead...

Top priority

A new wing-back or two would immediately elevate Conte's side to another level. Matt Doherty and Emerson Royal are two of the manager's biggest success stories, achieving almost cult status by the end of the season, but the club would listen to offers for both, along with Sergio Reguilon.

Conte wants a pair of dynamic, fast and aggressive wing-backs and would be happy to convert a forward, evidenced by the club's pursuit of Adama Traore in January. How many wing-backs Spurs bring in will naturally depend on how many they ship out but Conte would ideally like a new option on each flank.

What else they need

A new back-up goalkeeper, a centre-back or two, a midfielder and a forward. Eric Dier and Cristian Romero are Conte favourites but the Italian wants a left-sided centre-half to compete with Ben Davies.

Fraser Forster (Action Images via Reuters)
Fraser Forster (Action Images via Reuters)

It's possible Spurs could sign two defenders, particularly if there are attractive offers for Davinson Sanchez or Japhet Tanganga. A ball-playing midfielder is also a priority, along with a versatile forward who can play out wide as well as deputise for Harry Kane up-front.

Possible arrivals

More targets are expected to emerge after Conte's highly-anticipated meeting with Paratici but veteran goalkeeper Fraser Forster is set to be their first signing of the summer on a free transfer from Southampton.

Spurs are then set to turn their attentions to a centre-half. Conte admires Inter's Alessandro Bastoni and Spurs are confident of being able to compete with Chelsea for Gleison Bremer, who is also a target for Inter Milan.

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Their wing-back targets include Europa League winner Filip Kostic and Inter veteran Ivan Perisic, while Yannick Carrasco of Atletico Madrid has also been mentioned.

Conte likes the profile of Chelsea's Jorginho and could look for a similar player in midfield, while Leicester Youri Tielemans has been linked. Gabriel Jesus's ability to play out wide or through the middle makes him a potentially attractive option, although Spurs would face competition from Arsenal for the Man City forward.

Possible departures

Shifting Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso will be the priority in terms of outgoings, while Bryan Gil could be allowed to stay out on loan on the continent.

Pierluigi Gollini is returning to parent club Atalanta, while Steven Bergwijn, Harry Winks and Joe Rodon are all likely to seek regular first-team football elsewhere.

Others on the fringes of the team, like Lucas Moura, could also go for the right price, while Spurs would listen to offers for their wing-backs, with the possible exception of Ryan Sessegnon, who Conte rates highly and has clearly not reached his ceiling. Promising youngsters Troy Parrott, Alfie Devine and Dane Scarlett could all be loaned out.

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