Atalanta are reportedly asking for between €25m and €30m for Tottenham target Pierluigi Gollini ahead of the transfer window opening.
Spurs and Roma are both said to be in the running to make a move for the 25-year-old goalkeeper.
Gollini is being tipped to replace another Tottenham target in Pau Lopez at Roma, with Jose Mourinho wanting to improve competition for Hugo Lloris.
However, Italian newspaper Tuttosport, as cited by Sport Witness, claims that Atalanta are prepared for any transfer attempts and will demand between €25-30m for the player.
Gollini has a contract with the Italian side until 2023, so at that this stage there is no need to try and get a renewal done.
But there are suggestions that he favours a return to England, having been part of Man Utd’s academy and also playing for Aston Villa before he moved to Atalanta.
Meanwhile, Southampton have stripped Tottenham-linked midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg of the captaincy, head coach Ralph Hasenhuttl has announced.
The 24-year-old, who previously outlined his desire to join a Champions League club next season, only has 12 months left on his contract and will not renew.
Therefore, Saints chief executive Martin Semmens admitted that the club could sell him if the right offer arrives.
Speaking at a press conference, Hasenhuttl said: “No, [Hojbjerg] will not be captain. I spoke with him and we had an agreement, and made clear that if you decide not to extend your contract, you will not be captain of this team.
“I’ve spoken to him in the last few days and he knows that he is an important player for this club. I think we have found a good agreement.” Read more…