Antonio Conte demonstrates that there is no time to waste within the mercato as the well-documented manager is set to reunite with the Dutch star stopper Stefan De Vrij at Tottenham next season.

As it stands, the 30 year-old centre-back’s contract with Inter is prepared to expire in the summer of 2023. As a result, the Nerazzurri are prepared to off-load the defender at the end of this year’s current campaign in order to generate funds and avoid losing one of their most prized possessions on a free transfer.

According to reports from Tuttosport, Conte is plotting a fee around the €20M price-tag set from the reigning Serie A champions in order to lure the Dutch international to the North London giants. The two individuals are very familiar with one another as De Vrij played a fundamental role within Conte’s scudetto winning campaign during the 2020-2021 Serie A campaign where he was at the helm of the club.

Due to the fact that the top-quality defender is very familiar playing within a back-three formation, the gaffer strongly believes that De Vrij is the missing piece of the puzzle that will bolster up his squad and turn his side into significant title contenders.

A departure from La Benemata would an end De Vrij’s eight-year stay within the Serie A, having played both with Inter and Lazio throughout his time within the top-flight league of Italy since his departure from his boyhood club Feyenoord in 2014.