Two days ago, Italian journalist Fabio Santini reported that Antonio Conte is ‘crazy’ about Lorenzo Insigne, and Tottenham Hotspur are ‘on pole’ to sign the Napoli star.

The 30-year-old has just over six months left on his contract and despite the efforts made by the Serie A side to tie him down to a new deal, there has been no progress in renewal talks.

Spurs are ‘trying’ to sign the forward in the winter market as the former Chelsea manager ‘wants’ the forward for the second half of the season. This is according to La Repubblica, relayed by CalcioNapoli24.

It’s claimed the north London club ‘would be ready to come forward with a low cost offer’ for the Italy international ‘at the beginning of January’.

In the event Euro 2020 winner decides against signing a new deal in the coming weeks, the time left on his current deal makes his signing ‘even more attractive’.

Conte ‘wants’ his compatriot and with Tottenham willing to make a ‘low cost offer’, Napoli could consider cashing in from Insigne’s sale next month, in order to avoid risk of losing him for nothing next summer.

The idea of a ‘low cost’ and potentially bargain deal should appeal to Daniel Levy, so Conte may well get his wish.