Tottenham could not land Antonio Conte’s transfer ‘priority’ but fresh hope emerges for January

All the latest Tottenham transfer news and rumours as the dust settles on deadline day and the summer window.

Tottenham’s summer transfer window has now drawn to a close.

Antonio Conte came into the summer knowing he needed more weapons ahead of a return to the Champions League.

And new weapons he got, with Tottenham spending significantly to improve their squad, snapping up the likes of Richarlison, Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma.

But Fabio Paritici will already planning for the future as Conte continues to assess his squad as the season grows a little older.

With that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours concerning Tottenham.

Target missed

Conte may have landed a number of his targets, but Tottenham were not able to snap up one in particular.

According to The Athletic, Conte’s number one choice on the right side of defence was Paris Saint-Germain star Achraf Haikimi.

The problem was that the player only arrived at PSG on a £60million deal last summer, and the Parisiens were not going to sell him this summer.

With that in mind, Tottenham didn’t bother trying to pull off the deal, and instead, Spurs went out to secure Djed Spence from Middlesbrough.

Malinovskyi update

Another player Tottenham missed out on was Atalanta star Ruslan Malinovskyi.

The Ukrainian was linked with a move to Spurs, but he didn’t end up making the move to north London.

According to Tutto Atalanta via SportWitness, Malinovskyi would have preferred to make the move to Tottenham in the summer window, but he now has to wait.

Though, all hope is not lost, with the possibility of the midfielder leaving in January remaining, depending on his involvement in the coming months.

It will be interesting to see whether Tottenham remain interested between now and the winter window.

That will likely depend on how Spurs’ midfield performs between now and then, and indeed the impact new signing Ivan Perisic has.