Earlier on Wednesday, we covered the latest on Tottenham’s reported pursuit of Antonin Barak, currently the star of the show at Hellas Verona.

The news came from Corriere di Verona, who pointed out the Czech Republic was tailor-made for Antonio Conte’s football at Spurs, with the club in turn giving him the step up they feel he deserves in his career.

With 11 goals to his name this season, the attacking midfielder has impressed greatly in Serie A, and L’Arena back up the idea that Tottenham want the player.

They point out that the desire from Spurs to sign Barak dates back to January, but ‘in those days, the negotiations was suspended’.

That’s because they were only a ‘few hours away from the market gong’, which led Fabio Paratici to turn his attention to a quick double deal with Juventus to sign Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur.

They’ve both worked out well for Spurs, but that doesn’t mean Tottenham have forgotten about Barak, and Hellas’ ‘blond angel is at the top of Antonio Conte’s wishlist’.

In fact, the manager has ‘already identified a midfield role’ for him in his team, and Verona ‘would like to obtain from the sale an amount exceeding €20m’, which is an investment the club ‘could endorse’ this summer.