Cristian Romero: Tottenham remain in talks for Atalanta and Argentina defender

Tottenham want to sign at least one centre-back this summer and Cristian Romero is one of their primary targets; talks remain ongoing and Spurs are prepared to pay at least £34m for the 23-year-old

AP IMAGE
Image: Tottenham remain in talks for Atalanta's Cristian Romero

Tottenham remain in talks with Atalanta over a deal for centre-back Cristian Romero.

Spurs have made an offer of at least £34m (€40m) for the Argentina international but that was over a week ago and still no fee has been agreed with the Italian club.

According to Sky in Italy, Atalanta want to ensure they have a replacement through the door before any further progress can be made, with interest in Juventus' Merih Demiral, Lazio's Luiz Felipe and Bologna's Takehiro Tomiyasu, whom Spurs have also been trying to sign.

Personal terms with the 23-year-old are not expected to be a problem if the two clubs can agree, with Tottenham prepared to give Romero a five-year deal plus an option of a further year.

Tottenham's new managing director of football Fabio Paratici has intensified discussions over Romero, who also attracted interest from Manchester United earlier this summer, after already sealing a loan deal for Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini.

The 26-year-old Italian was Spurs' first signing of the summer under new head coach Nuno Espirito Santo and is expected to challenge Hugo Lloris for the number one spot.

Cristian Romero
Image: Spurs have made an offer of at least £34m for Romero

Spurs also have an option to buy Gollini on a permanent deal for £13m if he plays a certain number of games in the upcoming season, according to Sky in Italy.

Also See:

Tottenham have also signed winger Bryan Gil from Sevilla, with Erik Lamela joining the Spanish side in a swap-plus-cash deal.

Spurs will also pay Sevilla £21.6m for Gil, according to Sky in Italy.

The 20-year-old has signed a five-year contract with Tottenham, while Lamela has joined Sevilla on a three-year deal.

Follow the summer transfer window with Sky Sports

You can follow all the latest transfer news and rumours in our dedicated Transfer Centre blog on Sky Sports' digital platforms, as well as keeping track of all the developments on Sky Sports News.

New series: Football's Cult Heroes

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

Football's Cult Heroes is a new podcast series exploring the stories of players that carried their clubs on their backs - on and off the pitch. Follow on Spotify.

Football's Cult Heroes is a brand new podcast series exploring the stories of the players that carried their clubs on their backs - on and off the pitch.

Told by the players, fans and journalists that were there, we delve into why these players created such a strong bond with their fans and how they are still remembered years on.

Follow on Spotify so you can listen to the weekly episodes as soon as they drop.

Fantasy Football is LIVE!

Fantasy Football is LIVE!

Sky Sports Fantasy Football is back for the 2021/22 season. Create a team for free, and you could win £50,000.

Around Sky