Antonio Conte ‘in London today’ to hold Tottenham talks for Nuno replacement

Antonio Conte is in London to hold talks with Tottenham today after they axed Nuno Espirito Santo, according to reports in Italy.

Spurs have cut ties with Nuno just 17 games into his reign with the club, with the lacklustre 3-0 defeat to Manchester United proving to be the final straw as he leaves the club eighth in the Premier League.

Daniel Levy was already weighing up potential replacements before calling time on the Portuguese manager and approached former target Conte on the weekend.

And it seems Levy is closing in on his man with Nuno's departure a clear indication he feels a successor is almost secured.

Sky in Italy have reported that Conte will be arriving in the capital on Monday for discussions about the vacant role.

And Sky reporter Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed the Italian could be officially appointed as the new Tottenham manager.

Conte was in advanced talks with the north London outfit in the summer, which were ultimately unsuccessful before they appointed Nuno.

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Reports at the time suggested the 52-year-old had doubts over Spurs' ambition, while there were concerns about his demands from the other side.

However, it seems both parties have now had a change of heart.

Conte previously managed Tottenham's London rivals Chelsea, whom he guided to the 2016/17 Premier League title.

His relationship with Roman Abramovich was strained, though, and his time at Stamford Bridge was ended only a year later.

He's since gone on to manage Inter Milan, where he won another league title in Serie A last season.

But more disagreements with owners led to his exit once more.

He's been in a managerial post for three years only once in his managerial career, which may be a concern for a Spurs side who need stability.

They will be onto their third permanent manager of 2021 with Jose Mourinho also sacked in April after just 17 months in charge.

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