Tottenham Hotspur shifted their focus to Cristian Romero after their difficulties signing Sevilla star Jules Koundé.

On Thursday, Sport Italia journalist Gianluigi Longari reported Atalanta rejected Spurs’ first offer worth €45m [€35m + €10m in bonuses].

The north London club seem to have made a new offer if multiple reports coming out of Italy are to be believed.

TuttoMercatoWeb state the defender is ‘getting closer to wearing the Tottenham shirt’.

Fabio Paratici is leading the negotiations for the English club and it’s claimed they have raised their offer to €43m plus bonuses, which will make the proposal worth about €50m.

Embed from Getty Images also explain Nuno Espírito Santo’s side and Atalanta are ‘close to finding an agreement for Romero’.

As per the report, Gian Piero Gasperini’s side will collect between €40-45m in fixed fee plus an additional €10m in bonuses. The Argentine has a five-year contract [with an option to extend it by a further year] ready at Tottenham.

There is ‘optimism’ the transfer should be completed in a ‘very short time’, but the deal to take Romero to Spurs is not yet closed as there are ‘some details to be filled’.

Another website Calciomercato explain the English club have found an agreement with the South American’s entourage for a five-year deal, with an option to further extend it by 12 months.

As per the outlet, Atalanta are asking €55m [including bonuses] and Spurs have not yet reached the figure. However, the two sides maintain regular contact and there’s optimism to conclude the operation soon.