Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is fed-up with leaks emerging over their desperate manager pursuit.
The London Evening Standard says Spurs are desperate to keep their next managerial target under wraps after growing frustrated by leaks over their search for a new head coach.
Spurs last week ended talks with Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso, as their muddled and protracted hunt for a successor to Jose Mourinho continued into the tenth week.
Senior figures at the club are frustrated that their targets have so quickly leaked into the public domain and believe it has created an unfairly chaotic picture of the situation.
In particular, there is a feeling that discussions with Conte were never as advanced as reported before Spurs ended talks with the former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss over his demands and a perceived reluctance to embrace working with their young players.
Conte, Fonseca and Gattuso were all the recommendations of incoming managing director Fabio Paratici, who will officially assume responsibility for the football side of the club from July 1.