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Antonio Conte prepared to omit unwanted Tottenham players from pre-season tour

Sean Walsh
Conte is prepared to be ruthless
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Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte could leave several first-team players out of the travelling squad for their upcoming tour of South Korea if they are expected to leave the club this transfer window.

Spurs have completed four summer signings thus far - Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma and Richarlison - while they expect to wrap up two more in Clement Lenglet and Djed Spence soon.

However, they still need to get players off their books, partly in order to help meet Premier League and Champions League homegrown quotas for next season.

The Evening Standard report that Conte will not be afraid to omit players who are looking to secure summer transfers away from north London from the travelling party heading for their tour of South Korea on Saturday.

Tottenham will play matches against a K League XI and Sevilla in Seoul before returning to the UK to face Rangers at Ibrox later in July.


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Conte will finalise his squad for the tour on Friday ahead of a flight to South Korea on Saturday evening.

Returning loanees Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele are expected to leave this window, though the latter recently admitted that he's open to staying at Spurs. He was booed off by fans in his last game for the club - a dreary 3-1 FA Cup win over Morecambe, at which point Tottenham were losing.

Steven Bergwijn will complete a £30m move to Ajax this week, while the club are also open to offers for Harry Winks.

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