Tottenham Hotspur sacked Nuno Espírito Santo on Monday, and a day later announced the arrival of Antonio Conte.

Even before the Italian’s appointment was made official, Spurs were linked with a handful of Serie A players. There have been suggestions the north London club could look to invest on incomings in the winter market.

AC Milan’s Franck Kessié has been on Fabio Paratici’s agenda since the summer and Conte’s arrival is unlikely to to change that.

Calciomercato explain the Serie A side need to pay ‘attention to Tottenham’ since their new manager wanted the 24-year-old at Inter Milan.

The Ivory Coast international’s contract expires in 2022 and he’s not close to finding an agreement over a new deal. The ‘risk of farewell’ from Milan at the end of current season is becoming ‘increasingly concrete’.

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Journalist Gianluca Di Marzio told Sky Italia, relayed by Milan News, the former Chelsea manager wanted the midfielder at Inter Milan as the 52-year-old has ‘always liked’ him.

Di Marzio was addressing the Premier League side’s possible interest in the Ivory Coast international after Conte’s appointment.

He said: “His contract is about to expire, but it’s too early to be honest. There are no signs for a pyrotechnic transfer market in January for Tottenham.”