Tottenham risk potentially being drawn into a bidding war for Sampdoria youngster Giovanni Leoni, with a number of clubs lining up for him.

That’s according to La Repubblica, relayed by Napoli Magazine, who say Tottenham are one of several clubs eying up a move.

A report last week threw Tottenham into the mix for Leoni, who has been impressing at Sampdoria this season and seemingly earning himself admirers inside and outside of Italy.

That was followed by various reports in Italy earlier this week insisting that Tottenham were in the mix for the youngster and that they were particularly keen on a potential deal this summer.

La Repubblica now follow that up and say Torino can be added to the list of suitors for the defender, with Paolo Vanoli put him and fellow youngster Duncan McGuire at the forefront of his thinking.

They had already followed him a year ago but missed out on the signing at the time, a mistake they could now look to fix.

They’re making efforts to get him and want to do so quickly because they know that the more time passes, the greater the competition for his signature could be.

That’s because the interest around him has grown in the last few days, with Napoli and Inter Milan in the front row and Atalanta and Tottenham behind them.

The big risk is that an auction for his signature may be triggered, which would presumably favour Tottenham as they have the much talked about Premier League money behind them.

At the moment they appear to be more in the background than other suitors but that can change quickly, and Torino are certainly concerned that could happen and ruin their hopes of getting the player.