Roma are eyeing a move for Timo Werner in the summer as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, if Tottenham don’t sign him on a permanent basis.

That’s according to I Love Palermo Calcio, who say the Italian side are planning for life without Lukaku as he’s likely to return to Chelsea.

Those in charge at the club have decided against a permanent move for the Belgian as it’s too expensive, so now a replacement has to be found.

Werner, who is currently on loan at Tottenham, has emerged as a potential option ‘in the last few hours’ as he would arrive at a low cost or even free.

The idea is that the German could be available for a low-cost fee or even on loan with a right to buy, with the belief Tottenham plan to send him back to RB Leipzig, who don’t want him either.

He’ll need to find a new club and relaunch himself elsewhere and Roma could be the right destination for him, particularly as they continue on an upward trend under Daniele de Rossi.

The loan deal would be the ideal option as Roma wouldn’t have to pay anything up front, although it all depends on Tottenham at this point.

They have an option to buy Werner and seem to be trending towards activating that but if they don’t, Roma could move and thus receive ’a gift from Tottenham’.