Tottenham are set to finalize a loan deal with Atalanta for goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini.
Spurs general manager of football Fabio Paratici held in-depth talks with the Serie A club on Monday and also inquired about their center-back. Cristian Romero.
However, a deal for Argentina’s Romero – who Sky Sports News reported earlier this summer is part of Manchester United’s goals – would be elusive.
The up-and-coming 23-year-old has a significant valuation of over £ 34million (€ 40million) – a source says he stands at £ 39million (€ 45million) – and interest from other big clubs across Europe, although United are currently pursuing a deal for Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.
Gollini – once a young United player – and Romero are among a number of players potentially available at Atalanta this summer at the right price, due to the financial impact on the club from the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Sky in Italy, Spurs are set to grant a loan for Gollini which will include a £ 13million buy option which they will be forced to take if he plays a certain number of games.
Spurs were looking for a new goalkeeper to compete with Hugo Lloris and Joe Hart after Paulo Gazzaniga left the club at the end of his contract on June 30.
The club are also in talks with Bologna over a deal for Japanese defender Takehiro Tomiyasu.