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Tottenham: Conte hints at more summer spending amid Raphinha links

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The Spurs are spending a busy transfer window but there might be more transfers to come.

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Antonio Conte has suggested Tottenham could make more signings ahead of the next season.  

Spurs have already made five additions to their squad this summer. 

Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster have arrived on free transfers, while Richarlison and Yves Bissouma joined Tottenham on £50m and £25m deals, respectively. Clement Lenglet is Tottenham’s latest arrival, moving to the north London side on a loan deal from Barcelona. 

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Conte wants his side to fight for multiple trophies next season, suggesting Spurs will remain active in the transfer market. 

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The Italian manager said: “Our plan was very clear about the positions in which we needed to improve. We did it, the club worked very well in this window.

“For every coach to have players quickly is very important because [we] can work with them and put them in the know. It was good to sign five players quickly. And now we will see. We’re always looking to strengthen the squad if there is the opportunity.

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“We want to improve it numerically because to play in four competitions is difficult. You need a very good squad, numerical and quality. It will be a tough, demanding season for us but we want to enjoy this season to play four competitions and try to be competitive.

We’ll see what happens. In the next two months if there’s a possibility to strengthen the squad we’ll do it.”

Tottenham have pushed to outbid Chelsea and Barcelona in the transfer race to sign Leeds United’s Raphinha in recent days. According to Mundo Deportivo, Barca’s £65million bid for the Brazilian winger is ‘much less’ than what Tottenham are offering to Leeds.

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‘We’ll fight for everything’

Tottenham finished fourth in the Premier League in their first season under Conte. The Spurs will now prepare for their first Champions League campaign in three years, with the former Inter boss insisting his side’s ambitions are not limited to domestic trophies.

 He added: “I said since I arrived that we needed time and patience to build something important for this club.

“Last season was really important to finish in the top four because it means you can accelerate this process.

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“The club want to build something important for the fans. Our ambition is to try to improve and be competitive in all the competitions. 

“Next season, we are going to play Champions League, the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup, and you need a big squad because you need so many players to face these competitions and be competitive.

“I know to win is very difficult. We have just started this process but at the same time, it is very important to have ambition. We are working very well to improve our idea of football in the past and add something more.

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“I have good group. We added players with qualities and the right characteristics. Our ambition to be competitive and try to fight for everything.”