Tottenham Hotspur defender Cristian Romero picked up an injury in Argentina’s World Cup qualifiers against Brazil last month and has been sidelined since then.

Earlier this week, Antonio Conte revealed the 23-year-old will not feature again for Spurs this year and could to return to action in February. The centre-back’s setback may force the north London club to act in the winter market.

On November 25th, reports from Italy said the Premier League side have taken ‘concrete steps’ to sign Torino’s Gleison Bremer. His contract expires in 2023 and Urbano Cairo, the Serie A side’s chairman, is keen to extend it by offering an improved deal.

According to Calciomercato, the Brazilian is ‘one of the highest performing defenders’ in Serie A. His profile and performances have resulted in ‘great interest’ from several clubs.

AC Milan, Inter Milan and Napoli are the Italian clubs to have set their sights on Bremer. The Nerazzurri have already started contacts with his representatives.

From abroad, Conte’s side get a mention. Spurs chief Fabio Paratici has the ‘clear intention of bringing him’ to Tottenham.

‘Torino rejoices’, knowing there are various sides chasing the player, so if they do sell then they should get a reasonable price. The report even adds Cairo is open to discussing Bremner’s sale next summer and has set the starting price at €25m.

Next summer, however, wouldn’t help Tottenham in January.