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Tottenham boss Conte targets SIX summer signings and wants Levy to battle Man Utd for Leeds star Kalvin Phillips

ANTONIO CONTE has reportedly told Daniel Levy he needs SIX new signings at Spurs this summer.

And one of those is Leeds star Kalvin Phillips, who Conte is ready to battle Manchester United for.

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Spurs boss Antonio Conte is ready to battle Man Utd for Leeds star Kalvin PhillipsCredit: Rex

The Telegraph claims Tottenham could be in for a major summer upheaval if Conte gets his way.

The Premier League and Serie A title winner is sure to be feeling quietly confident about beating United and Arsenal to the final Champions League spot.

And Conte wants to bring in several top players to give his squad enough depth to compete on all fronts next term.

It’s claimed Conte wants two midfielders, a striker, a right wing-back, a centre-half and a back-up goalie.

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His top choice for midfield is Leeds and England ace Phillips, who is also a target for Man United.

Conte has urged boss Levy to pull out all the stops for the no-nonsense star.

But Spurs may struggle to find the resources needed to match an expected mega offer from Old Trafford.

Other players in Conte’s sights include Torino defenders Gleison Bremer and Wilfried Singo.

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Leicester playmaker Youri Tielemans is also under consideration, as is former star Christian Eriksen – who in back in top form at Brentford.

West Brom’s Sam Johnstone is also expected to come in as the new No2.

And Spurs are also keeping tabs on Nottingham Forest youngest Djed Spence.

However, Spurs may have to compromise in the market as they could struggle to meet home-grown quotas for Europe.

It means the likes of Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura could be under threat should Spurs decide to move for an overseas attacker.

Meanwhile, flops such as Bryan Gil, Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele could be shown the door permanently after being granted loan moves in January.

Even the likes of Matt Doherty and Joe Rodon could be in the firing line as they do not meet homegrown criteria.

Conte has already swoop for Rodrigo Bentancur on a permanent deal, while Cristian Romero’s loan from Atalanta became a long-term move earlier this season.

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Spurs will now look to wrap up a permanent transfer for Juventus loanee Dejan Kulusevski after his impressive start.

But goalie Pierluigi Gollini will return to Atalanta when his loan expires, opening up room for West Brom’s Johnstone.

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