Tottenham frustrated in transfer pursuit of Serie A star but hope to sign Premier League duo

Tottenham want to be bring in a striker and a winger but have been frustrated so far.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte was given a reality check on his first outing at Stamford Bridge as Spurs manager, and he is also frustrated by the slow progress of bringing in another striker.

LondonWorld understands that Conte believes that creating competition between Kane and another goalscorer will see the Englishman return to form.

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He also wants to be able to rest both Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min, as he believes part of the reason why they are struggling is down to fatigue.

Tottenham’s sporting director Fabio Paratici has been speaking to Fiorentina about a deal for star striker Dusan Vlahovic, reports in Italy claim.

The Viola would prefer to sell their main man to a Premier League side as opposed to Serie A rivals Juventus.

Spurs had wanted to sign the Serbian in the January transfer window, but are growing frustrated as Fiorentina are holding out to do business in the summer.

Another area Spurs are looking to strengthen is at wing-back, and two of the Premier League’s fastest players are high on the radar in north London.

Tottenham Hotspur director of football Fabio Paratici gestures from the bench (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Brighton Hove and Albion’s right back Tariq Lamptey has a lot of admirers in the Tottenham technical team, and he is the sort of player Conte desires.

The former Chelsea prospect is young, quick and ready to learn, and a fee in the region of £15million could turn heads at the Amex.

According to reports, Tottenham will try to offload Matt Doherty, brought in by former manager Jose Mourinho, who hasn’t made the cut under the new manager.

Another winger Tottenham are increasingly confident about signing is Wolverhampton’s Adama Traore, who is also desperate for a new challenge.

Bruno Lage is said to be interested in signing a centre-back, winger and striker during the January window, and wants to sell the Spanish winger to raise the funds.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Spurs can have the winger for a cut price of £20 million this winter.

Both Tariq Lamptey and Adama Traore have traits that will instantly lift this Spurs team, and close the gap on the top sides.

Despite the transfer window giving Tottenham an opportunity to add players and push for a top-four place in the league, manager Antonio Connte warned that they will still need time if they are to truly compete for the Premier League title.

He said after his side lost 2-0 to Chelsea in the first leg of the EFL semi-final clash: “Every game we struggled. We have to know this.

“We have to be realistic. We have to know that this season to get three points for us will be difficult. But we have to be ready to do this with all our strengths.

“If we think, with the transfer window in January, we solve the situation. I’m telling you a lie, not the truth. we have to work hard and there is gap and we have to work hard in training to close this gap.”