Tottenham make £13m bid to sign 'very special' Barcelona midfielder - journalist
Tottenham Hotspur restarted their Premier League campaign in similar fashion to how the first half of the season ended.
There are a number of positions that Spurs fans may be hoping the club look to upgrade soon.
There’s also the dilemma of who will play at right wing-back, with Sporting’s Pedro Porro heavily linked with the club.
However, Martinez now believes Tottenham are eyeing a move for a midfielder from Camp Nou.
Tottenham make Kessie bid
Speaking on Radioestadio Noche, Martinez said: “There is an offer from Tottenham for Kessie of just over 15 million euros [£13m]”
Kessie left Italian champions AC Milan in the summer, with Barcelona adding him to their ranks on a free transfer.
The Catalan club’s financial problems are well documented, and an opportunity to quickly make a profit on Kessie may be tempting.
Kessie has made just seven league appearances for Barcelona, and is unlikely to ever be first choice there.
He’s spent the majority of his career in Italy, meaning Conte and Fabio Paratici will be very aware of his abilities.
Conte already has plenty of options in midfield, but seems to lack trust in several of those players.
Both Skipp and Bissouma have plenty of potential, and Kessie’s arrival could limit their development.
It doesn’t look like a position where bringing in a new player should be a priority in January.
However, Conte’s decisions in the transfer market have been brilliant since arriving in north London, so it’s difficult to question their pursuit of the 26-year-old.