Despite finally managing to bring in Chris Smalling permanently from Manchester United and getting the best from Gianluca Mancini, AS Roma know there’s still some work to be done in defence.

Set to lose Juan Jesus on a free and ready to part ways with Federico Fazio, the Serie A side are looking at options on the market through their general director, Tiago Pinto.

Among the names they are keeping an eye on, according to TuttoMercatoWeb, is Southampton’s Jannik Vestergaard, who so happens to also be a target for Tottenham.

Linked with a move to Spurs, where José Mourinho is also keen to bolster his defence, the Dane could see himself leave St Mary’s in the near future should the right offer come in.

It’s explained the Italian Europa League club reached out and made ‘contact’ with Southampton, leaving them with an ‘enquiry’ regarding the towering centre-back.

As for Tottenham, they are mentioned within the article as potential competition for the player, although with recent claims of talks having taken place with Jerome Boateng, who knows where on Mourinho’s list Vestergaard finds himself.