Antonio Conte opens up on Tottenham’s failed move for Luis Diaz

Antonio Conte has confirmed that Tottenham have been eyeing up a January transfer for Luis Diaz, just for Liverpool to speed up their pursuit of the winger and signed him as a substitute.

Diaz has been an instantaneous hit within the Premier League, cementing his place within the Reds’ first-team rotation and netting 5 occasions in 21 appearances in all competitions.

Liverpool weren’t the one workforce monitoring the Colombian earlier than he moved to Anfield, with Ralf Rangnick admitting that he would have been a participant obtainable to Man Utd – however the board blocked the transfer.

Diaz was additionally on Spurs’ radar, as Conte defined previous to his facet doubtlessly going through the 25-year-old this weekend.

“We knew [Diaz] was a prime participant. I feel [managing director of football Fabio] Paratici tried to see the chance to signal him, however in the identical means, we signed [Dejan] Kulusevski and to see the capability of this participant to return into our workforce, like Rodrigo Bentancur,” he mentioned.

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