Signing Cristian Romero from Atalanta after they made his loan from Juventus permanent, Fabio Paratici made it clear he wanted to improve the club’s defence.

The arrival of Antonio Conte has only amplified that, as the Italian manager likes to play with three at the back, meaning a certain number of centre-backs are needed.

This means another one could arrive in the foreseeable future, and one of the names on the list is Nikola Milenkovic.

Close to signing for West Ham United over the summer, the Serbian eventually stayed for an extra year at Fiorentina, but there have been reports of a gentleman’s agreement between himself and the club if the right offer comes in.

That could be from Tottenham if Corriere di Puglia e Lucania are to be believed, as they go through potential market opportunities in Serie A.

The centre-back is one of them, and it’s claimed that Tottenham are ‘following the player closely’, and are ‘ready to enter in negotiations’.

To us, that sounds like an offer could be in the making, especially if Conte makes it clear to Daniel Levy he wants another body at the back.

One to keep an eye on.