Barella had a similar input for Inter last season under Conte, providing nine assists and scoring three goals.
A move for the 24-year-old may well be out of the question, but Veretout would seemingly be a strong alternative.
At 28 years of age, Veretout is in his peak years and already has experience in the Premier League having played for Aston Villa.
Using Ndombele in a potential deal has been mooted, which could make Tottenham’s life easier in prising Veretout away from Roma.
And Conte will undoubtedly hope that Veretout could be the first of many late January transfer deals.