Tottenham to battle Man Utd for John McGinn as Antonio Conte looks to overhaul squad with SIX transfers
TOTTENHAM will reportedly battle Manchester United to sign Aston Villa star man John McGinn this summer as Antonio Conte eyes a squad overhaul.
Conte is looking to get his squad into shape ahead of a potential return to the Champions League next season.
And the Italian is looking to bolster his defence, midfield and attack.
According to the Telegraph, Spurs will look to sign Villa midfielder McGinn this summer.
A move for the Scotland international could be contested by Man Utd, who have been long-term admirers of McGinn.
But Spurs may well have the lure of Champions League football over United, whose spot in the Europa League for next season is far from guaranteed.
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Should United fail to beat Crystal Palace and West Ham see off Brighton, the Hammers will seize sixth place on the final day of the season.
Such disaster would see United contest the Europa Conference League next term.
Conte and sporting director Fabio Paratici could also look to turn Dejan Kulusevski, Rodrigo Bentancur and Cristian Romero all into permanent deals.
All three are contracted to Serie A clubs and have been resounding successes.
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Bentancur could provide adequate cover should Harry Winks and/or Tanguy Ndombele move on.
Turning Kulusevski's loan, in particular, into a permanent transfer is a move welcomed by legend Ledley King.
On whether the winger should be a priority signing this summer, King told SunSport ahead of a Masters football event in association with Bookmakers.com: "You would think so. He has been a great fit for the club.
"He came in, and to tell the truth I didn't know too much about him, but he seemed to fit in straight away with the pace and the physicality.
"Both him and [Rodrigo] Bentancur have come in and adapted well. They're the right players for the Premier League."
The former Spurs captain continued: "Fair play to the people who brought them into the club and recognised their fit.
"They've been so impressive. They came straight into the team and that doesn't happen often for players who come in January.
"Kulusevski is one for the future, he is at a great age and he'll only get better."
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