It’s been evident that Tottenham Hotspur must sign a new centre-back this summer and their need to bring in a new player in the position has increased following Toby Alderweireld’s departure to Qatari side Al-Duhail.

Spurs have identified Cristian Romero as their main target after Sevilla’s Jules Koundé rejected their advances.

The north London club, however, haven’t met the €55m fee demanded by Atalanta for the Argentine and reports have indicated they are also looking at other options in the market.

Appearing as a guest on’s ‘Calciomercato show’, journalist Enrico Camelio stated the Premier League side’s interest in Romero has ‘cooled down’.

Instead, the journalist says “it seems to me” Nuno Espírito Santo’s side have now shifted their focus to AS Roma’s Chris Smalling.

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The former Manchester United man, who struggled with injuries last season, has been in the Premier League side’ sights.

Although Camelio believes Spurs are interested in Smalling, it remains to be seen whether José Mourinho, who was appointed as AS Roma’s manager after Tottenham sacked him in April, will let his former club sign his current player.