By John Wenham

7th Oct, 2022 | 5:22pm

Antonio Conte to sign new Tottenham contract after 'talks' - expert

Antonio Conte will sign a contract extension with Tottenham after entering discussions over long-term transfer targets.

That is according to Spurs insider John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.

Conte is under contract until the end of this season after signing a one-and-a-half-year deal when he joined Spurs in November.

Wenham has no doubts over the Italian extending his stay in North London.

“I am sure he will sign, I am actually very confident based on three things,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“I think the summer signing of Destiny Udogie is certainly a deal he has authorised as he is a player he wants to work with.

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“He is obviously joining next summer. There were also rumours about us trying to sign Jan Oblak who would be a long-term replacement for Hugo Lloris.

“If he has been involved in those discussions then that tells me he is thinking of sticking around. Thirdly, I think he has realised he has quite a good thing at Tottenham.

“I don’t think we are that far away. I think we will have a good season challenging in all four competitions we are in.

“I don’t want to have too many reactionary takes to the North London derby but we are still making good progress this season.

“We are still third and we have a lot of winnable home games coming up.”

According to journalist Nizaar Kinsella, reported in the Evening Standard (29 September), the Lilywhites have identified Oblak as a primary target to be their next number-one goalkeeper.

Oblak is said to be interested in a move to the Premier League, but a £107million release clause has hindered his chances thus far.

In other news, Tottenham idol issues emphatic Antonio Conte verdict after ‘incredible’ update via Sky.