Reemerging this week, the idea that José Mourinho could try and sign Pierre-Emile Højbjerg from Tottenham is back in the Italian newspapers.

Gazzetta dello Sport have an article in their print edition making it clear the Denmark international is a target for AS Roma, at least in the mind of the Portuguese manager.

We say this because Antonio Conte is clearly a big fan of the midfielder, using him whenever he can, which means Spurs aren’t exactly going to be forthcoming in any negotiations involving his sale.

This is something Gazzetta explain to their readers on Friday, regardless of the fact that Højbjerg is one of the few players at Tottenham who enjoyed playing under Mourinho.

The Special One would reportedly ‘gladly want him back with him’ in Rome, but the Dane ‘also has a high cost’, at least for a Serie A side, said to be ‘almost €40m’.

That seems low in our eyes, and it could be that Gazzetta are going by his Transfermarkt valuation, which stands at £36m at the time of writing, but taking into account the three years left on his contract and his importance in Conte’s plans, you would expect Tottenham to ask for more than €40m.