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Antonio Conte has reportedly chosen to stay at Tottenham for next season after guiding the team back into the Champions League.

Spurs thrashed Norwich 5-0 on Sunday to pip rivals Arsenal to fourth spot, but Conte refused to commit his future to the club in the aftermath of that victory.

However, after holding talks with managing director Fabio Paratici in Turin on Friday, where the pair are believed to have discussed summer transfer targets, Conte has now opted to remain at Tottenham, according to The Telegraph.

The 52-year-old had had a major impact on Tottenham’s fortunes after arriving in November with the side down in ninth place.

Having replaced Nuno Espirito Santo, Conte won 17 of his 28 league games in charge as Tottenham finished their campaign strongly under the Italian.

Conte staying is just the latest positive news at the north London club in recent days.

It was announced on Tuesday that Tottenham’s majority shareholder ENIC will be injecting £150million (N80billion) into the club to ‘enable further investment’.

This should allow Conte to potentially spend heavily when the transfer window opens as he looks to close the gap to Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the league.

Meanwhile, England captain Harry Kane is also understood to be considering signing a new contract.

The 28-year-old was strongly linked with a move to Manchester City last summer, but with Spurs back in Europe’s elite club competition, and Conte at the helm, it now appears that he sees his long-term future at Tottenham.

His current deal runs until 2024, but a contract extension could be on the cards for the forward.


By Amara

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