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Report: Tottenham need Antonio Conte to stay if they are to have chance of signing ‘incredible’ player this summer

Christian Eriksen has been linked with a sensational return to Tottenham this summer and he is apparently open to it.

90Min report that the Dane is open to coming back to north London when his short-term contract with Brentford ends in the summer.

But they say that Antonio Conte is key to Spurs’ hopes, amid reports that he is interested in the Paris Saint-Germain job about to be vacated by Mauricio Pochettino.

The report also claims that Spurs are confident that the Italian is committed to their longer term project and will stay beyond the end of the season.

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Conte and Eriksen have worked together previously at Inter, where they won the league together and the former spoke about the latter before facing him on Saturday evening.

When asked if he wanted to bring Eriksen back, Conte said: “Yeah, for sure.

“To work again with Christian is a fantastic opportunity, I enjoyed the time we spent together despite the first time he did not play regularly with me.

“But when I understand what I wanted with him, he played and we won the title together in Italy. When you have this player, great player, good man, every coach would like to work with them.”

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