Tottenham Hotspur have faced disappointment so far in their pursuit of Atalanta star Cristian Romero.

After their initial offer of €35m plus €10m bonuses was turned down by the Serie A side, Spurs saw their second proposal, worth €50m, rejected by La Dea.

That was reported by Tuttosport on Monday and it was also said the Italian club ‘needed’ €60m to sanction the defender’s sale this summer.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s ‘will’ is to not let the Argentina international leave the club this summer, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.

However, the desire shown by Nuno Espírito Santo and Tottenham chief Fabio Paratici ‘seems decisive’ for the 23-year-old. He’s the north London club’s main centre-back target this summer.

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Tottenham’s offer is around €43m plus bonuses so that the overall deal rises up to €50m, but this proposal is still short of the €60m fee demanded by Atalanta.

The negotiations are ‘always in progress’ as ‘contacts continue’ between the two sides for the defender and despite the difference between supply and demand, ‘there is confidence in London’ to seal the deal for Romero.