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

Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte

Tottenham coach Antonio Conte is ready to leave several first-team players who are expected to leave this summer out of his pre-season squad.

The north London club will soon be travelling for a preseason tour in South Korea and Conte does not want to go with players who will not be at the club at the end of the summer transfer window.

Tottenham have already signed four players this summer – Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma and Richarlison and are also expecting to wrap up two more deals for Clement Lenglet and Djed Spence.

But they still need to let some players leave this summer, partly to help meet Premier League and Champions League homegrown quotas for next season.

And according to the Evening Standard via 90min, given that situation, Conte will not be afraid to omit players who are on the hunt for a new club away from the club this summer from the travelling party heading for their tour of South Korea on Saturday.

The players who are expected to leave include returning loanees, Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele. Steven Bergwijn is expected to complete a £30m move to Ajax this week, while the club are also open to offers for Harry Winks.

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.

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