Over the past few days, multiple reports from Italy have discussed Tottenham Hotspur’s interest in signing Cristian Romero.

It was also stated that Atalanta have already rejected an initial proposal worth €45m [€35m + €10m bonuses] from the north London club.

On Sunday, Gazzetta dello Sport reported Spurs have made an offer of ‘€40m plus €10m in easy bonuses’.

The proposal, however, is short of the €55m fee demanded ‘immediately’ by the Serie A side.

Over at Calciomercato, they provide a short update on the Argentina international as they state Gian Piero Gasperini’s side have identified Juventus’ Merih Demiral as a potential candidate to replace the Copa América winner.

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Regarding Romero, it’s said the centre-back is ‘getting closer to Tottenham’ and that’s about the only information provided about the South American and Spurs in the report.

Meanwhile, Juve want a fee around €30-35m for Demiral and the Old Lady and Atalanta will try to hold talks for the Turkish defender.

This would suggest that Atalanta are prepared to lose Romero and have started work to sign his successor in the ongoing window.