TOTTENHAM are reportedly in advanced talks with Antonio Conte as the Italian lines up a rapid return to management and sensational return to the Premier League.
The North London side are still searching for a new manager after sacking Jose Mourinho in April.
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SunSport revealed last month that Mauricio Pochettino was the first-choice candidate with the Argentine keen on returning to North London.
However Paris Saint-Germain shut down the move and Spurs were forced to look elsewhere.
Enter Conte, out of work after leaving Inter Milan a week ago and quickly linked with Tottenham and Real Madrid.
According to Sky Sports Italia, contact has been made between club and coach with talks already at an advanced stage.
The 51-year-old is fresh from guiding Inter to the Serie A title having won trophies in charge of Chelsea, Juventus and Bari.
Yet he quit the Giuseppe Meazza after being told that the owners wanted to sell £85million worth of players due to a financial crisis.
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Achraf Hakimi is already on the way out of Inter with Romelu Lukaku and Milan Skriniar also linked with a move.
Tottenham were named as one team in for the centre-back, who has committed himself to the Scudetto champions having admitted his shock at Conte's exit.
And a former ally could join him at Spurs with Juventus managing director Fabio Paratici linked to the club.
The 48-year-old was tipped to leave Turin this summer and a formal approach for his services has been made, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Should former midfielder Conte land in the capital, he will face another battle to prevent a star from leaving with Harry Kane agitating for a move.
Manchester City and Chelsea are tipped to bid for the England striker.
With Lukaku also a target for both clubs, Conte the Tottenham boss may find his old side coming to the rescue by selling their star forward so he can keep his own in Kane.
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