Sports Mole takes a look at how Tottenham Hotspur could line up should they sign Dusan Vlahovic and Franck Kessie in 2022.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte is being tipped to complete a double Serie A swoop for Franck Kessie and Dusan Vlahovic.
Kessie is expected to depart AC Milan on a free transfer when his deal expires next summer and is believed to be on the radar of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Spurs.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are supposedly in pole position to sign Vlahovic from Fiorentina, with the Serbian striker electing not to extend his stay with La Viola beyond the summer of 2023.
Here, Sports Mole takes a look at how Tottenham could line up should they sign the duo in 2022.
Conte has already got to work on implementing his three-man defensive shape at Tottenham, with the Italian currently electing to field a 4-3-3 with Harry Kane being flanked by Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min.
However, should Kane stay and Vlahovic complete a move to North London, Conte could switch to a 3-4-1-2 setup with the prolific duo forming a potentially deadly partnership in the final third.
Such a move could also force Son into the number 10 role, where Tanguy Ndombele and Dele Alli will provide competition, although both men are still facing uncertain futures in North London.
Oliver Skipp is believed to have caught Conte's eye in training, but the England Under-21s international would likely be the one sacrificed if Spurs win the race for Kessie's services.
The Ivory Coast international and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg ought to form a solid midfield pairing, as Emerson Royal and Sergio Reguilon continue their spells at right and left-wing back respectively.
Ben Davies has forced his way back into the XI with Conte shifting to a three-man defence, as Eric Dier, Cristian Romero and Hugo Lloris complete a new-look Lilywhites team.
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