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Tottenham Hotspur: Alasdair Gold drops promising January transfer claim

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte is already expected to have held talks with Fabio Paratici and Daniel Levy over the upcoming January transfer window. 

This is according to Alasdair Gold, who has said he’d be stunned if transfers haven’t been discussed between the trio.

Spurs are now going into the World Cup break in fourth spot of the Premier League table but have shown their frailties on a number of occasions so far this season.

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And with the focus now away from domestic action as players are away at the World Cup, Gold expects further talks to take place involving Conte over potential new signings in January.

The journalist said on his YouTube channel: “He [Conte] talks to Paratici almost every day; he talks to Levy quite a lot as well, I think. He kind of said the other day when I asked him about stuff pre-match, he said, ‘we’re always talking all together’. So I’d be stunned if they haven’t spoken about things or things they need in January.”

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This will be music to the ears of the Spurs fans, who will be hoping to see a similarly effective January window as the previous winter market.

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Tottenham’s defence has left a lot to be desired in recent weeks, with no clean sheet to their name since the middle of October which was now eight games ago, conceding 15 goals in that time.

And with very little attacking intent coming from the right wing-back spot – resulting in sarcastic cheers from the fans after seeing Emerson Royal substituted at the weekend – it does feel like there are plenty of areas for improvement in January.

That is not even including the support needed for Harry Kane, with Dejan Kulusevski, Richarlison and Son Heung-min all suffering injuries, which has put big pressure on the shoulders of the England captain.

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