Antonio Conte targets six summer signings – but Spurs face homegrown player balancing act

Tottenham were eliminated from the Europa Conference League just over a month after Conte’s appointment and ahead of the January transfer window, which meant he and the club did not need to worry about Uefa’s homegrown player rule when signing... Read more

Tottenham have debunked the myth that January transfer windows are a waste of time

At Liverpool, the January addition of Luis Diaz has altered the dynamic of their attack. At Newcastle United, Dan Burn has been impeccable in defence since completing a £13million move from Brighton, while Matt Targett has also impressed. Kieran Trippier’s... Read more

Gazza, review: how England’s most gifted footballer was destroyed by fame and by himself

I met Paul Gascoigne once. He won a prize at the British Book Awards for his autobiography, Gazza: My Story. Afterwards, he spotted me in a corner, notebook in hand, and asked if I was writing about him. He took... Read more

Dejan Kulusevski’s arrival has given Tottenham a front three to rival any in Premier League

As is so often the case after an emphatic – at least in scoreline, if not 90-minute performance – Tottenham win, it was one of Harry Kane or Son Heung-min in the headlines. The South Korean’s hat-trick was decisive in... Read more

Antonio Conte has brought Harry Kane back to life and into the shop window

It is an inversion of the old maxim “go long, to play short” –  Spurs are playing short to go long. Intricate play in their own half creates the space to attack directly. Spurs fans will not like the parallel,... Read more

Harry Kane sets Premier League record as Tottenham ease past Brighton to maintain top-four push

A third victory in five Premier League away games for Tottenham Hotspur, enabled by a fluke from Cristian Romero and a classic Harry Kane finish. Kane’s strike was his 95th Premier League away goal and it meant he had overtaken... Read more

Antonio Conte suggests Tottenham are not used to managers with his ambition

Antonio Conte says there was no point Tottenham Hotspur hiring him if the club were not prepared to match his ambition because he is an “important coach” who expects to win – which, he suggested, is something the club are... Read more

Antonio Conte’s petulance is no good for Tottenham nor his reputation

Maybe Conte expected more signings and that is fair enough, especially with regards to a right wing-back there were two new players, players he knew in Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur. His complaints sounded like a demand for more control... Read more

Antonio Conte tells Harry Kane he can both break records and win trophies at Tottenham

Antonio Conte has told Harry Kane that trophies rather than records will define his place in Tottenham history and that his managerial priority is to convince the players that they will win silverware together. Kane, who scored twice in Saturday’s... Read more

Antonio Conte claims Tottenham squad was ‘weakened’ by January transfer business

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte claims the January transfer window was “not easy” for his club and that his squad was technically “weakened”. The Italian was desperate for reinforcements last month but, after the club missed out on deals for Adama... Read more

A tragedy in six shots: How Harry Kane’s winter revival was derailed

Seasons change but the song remains the same for Harry Kane. ‘One of our own’ to Spurs fans in summer, despite flirting with Manchester City. One of their own through autumn when he had his worst prolonged spell since breaking... Read more

Wolves cruise past fragile Tottenham to add to Antonio Conte’s woes

The boos that had already rung out around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at half-time were only slightly amplified come the final whistle for one simple, damning, reason. Having left for home, a large portion of the crowd had already silently... Read more

Tottenham’s hopes of signing Adama Traore dashed in fresh blow to Antonio Conte transfer plans

Tottenham face a frenetic four days to meet Antonio Conte’s transfer demands after missing out to Barcelona on a deal for Adama Traore. Conte has made it clear he wants arrivals – preferably three signings – during his first January... Read more

Tottenham enter Luis Diaz talks as transfer plans accelerate with three signings wanted

A move for Amrabat has been complicated slightly by the player’s representation, but that has not put off Tottenham trying to act on Conte’s advice. Wolves have been hanging on for a fee closer to £20m for Traore, having rejected... Read more

Culture shift, valuing veterans and dance music: How Tottenham Hotspur Women went to the next level

If Scottish DJ Ewan McVicar’s dance anthem Tell Me Something Good can be heard reverberating around the dressing room at full-time, it means Tottenham Hotspur Women have won again. Defenders Kerys Harrop and Shelina Zadorsky are singing along at the... Read more

Arsenal ask for north London derby against Tottenham to be postponed

As of Friday night Arsenal have just one known Covid case in their squad, with playmaker Martin Odegaard absent from the Liverpool match following a positive test. Takehiro Tomiyasu, Sead Kolasinac and Emile Smith Rowe were already missing from the... Read more

Tottenham target Adama Traore as Daniel Levy backs plan to revitalise squad

Tottenham Hotspur have prioritised trying to make three key signings during this month’s transfer window following a no-holds-barred meeting between chairman Daniel Levy, managing director of football Fabio Paratici and head coach Antonio Conte. Levy flew back to England from... Read more

Antonio Conte: I understand why Harry Kane wants trophies – it is important for top players

It should be no surprise that Antonio Conte, a man who has built his entire career and reputation on winning, understands that Harry Kane needs to add a trophies column next to those for his appearances and goals. Kane asked... Read more

Spurs vs Brighton postponed to add to fixture backlog as Covid virus spreads

A number of clubs had already cancelled plans to hold in-person press conferences this week, only a few weeks after such conferences were allowed again. Telegraph Sport understands that some teams were tightening restrictions at their training grounds before the... Read more

Football club ‘DNA’: a definitive guide to what is in yours

Every football supporter thinks their club is special. Each has certain qualities which endure, a style of play, a way of doing things, a personality. The less romantic truth is that this is often nonsense.  Many fans latch on to... Read more