Tottenham Hotspur handed summer transfer boost by Premier League rivals Manchester United

Antonio Conte is hoping to add the England star to his squad this summer.

Manchester United are reportedly set to hand a boost to Tottenham Hotspur’s summer transfer plans.

Both clubs are said to have shown an interest in signing England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone as his contract at West Bromwich Albion enters its final two months.

The 29-year-old joined the Baggies from Manchester United in the summer of 2018 after they agreed a reported £6.5million deal with the Red Devils.

The former Aston Villa and Preston North End loanee enhanced his reputation in the time that has passed and earned a maiden England call-up for World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland in March 2021.

He made a full Three Lions debut in a pre-Euro 2020 friendly against Middlesbrough and impressed sufficiently to be named in Gareth Southgate’s final 26-man squad for the tournament.

Several Premier League clubs have shown an interest in acquiring Johnstone when his current contract comes to an end in June - but The Mirror have reported Manchester United have decided against offering him an opportunity to return to Old Trafford.

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The report states the Red Devils are satisfied with senior goalkeepers David de Gea and Dean Henderson and that will put Spurs in “pole position” to sign the England stopper.