Antonio Conte asks Fabio Paratici to complete the Tottenham wing-back deal with nine assists this season

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Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has reportedly asked sporting director Fabio Paratici to sign a January deal for the shapely Eintracht Frankfurt wingback Filip Kostic.

Spurs are expected to be one of the busiest clubs in the winter window, with Conte already revealing that he has completed his evaluation of his current squad and is looking to add to it over the next month.

A new center-back, wing-back, midfielder and striker are the key positions Conte is looking at. And according to Files, the Italian wants to bring Kostic to compete for the left-wing role.

The 29-year-old has had an excellent season to date, scoring three goals and adding nine assists. The Serb also has the ability to play as a wing-back or as a left winger.

These qualities make him perfect for Conte’s 3-4-3 system, though the feeling is that Tottenham boss would prefer to bring in a right-handed player instead.

Sergio Reguilon has had a fairly stable influence on the left wing, while summer signing Emerson Royal has struggled more.

The Brazilian was guilty of hitting first man with several crosses during the 1-0 win at Watford. His backup Matt Doherty, meanwhile, has not fared much better when he got his chance.

The report adds that Kostic was also a target for Conte during his time at Inter Milan and he wants the club to make ‘extra efforts’ to get his man.

But failure to land Kostic this month could mean a renewed bid for the summer.


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Tottenham are considering Real Madrid’s proposal

Meanwhile, Tottenham are reportedly considering a proposal from Real Madrid to buy Isco this month, as he claims he can leave the Spanish giants for a reduced price.

Isco is nearing the end of his time with Real Madrid. He has represented the club since 2013, when he joined from Malaga. However, his playing time has dropped in recent years and he has only made two starts in LaLiga. With a contract expiring at the end of the season, his future looks set to be somewhere else.

The offensive midfielder has long been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu. Arsenal have recently been mentioned as potential suitorsfor example, while Newcastle has also been mentioned.

However Daily Express reports that Tottenham are leading the attack for the 29-year-old, who can leave for just £ 5 million.

Moreover, AS reports that Carlo Ancelotti has given his exit his blessing and will not stand in his way.

They claim that Spurs boss Antonio Conte and director Fabio Paratici are currently deciding whether to secure his signature.

But the newspaper reckons that they will decide to implement the agreement and that it is an opportunity not to be missed.

Hand out, Isco in

In fact, they claim that Conte will see Isco as an upgrade to the outgoing Dele Alli.

The 25-year-old has failed to make his mark on Conte and his exit in January is now ‘decided’.

It is reported that Conte will not stand in his way if there is a suitable offer for his services.

Newcastle are among those reportedly considering moving and Alli would prove to be a cheaper alternative to Aaron Ramsey.

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