Tottenham have conducted initial checks on Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey in the search for a new midfielder, according to a report.
Pressure has mounted on Spurs boss Jose Mourinho following their Europa League exit to Dinamo Zagreb. In the battle to end the club’s 13-year trophy drought, they will contest April’s Carabao Cup final. However, opponents Manchester City are in sensational form and remain firm favourites.
Amid the backdrop of Spurs’ recent sluggish form, though, their midfield has proved one of their strongest assets.
Summer signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has played every minute in the Premier League this season. In addition, Frenchman Tanguy Ndombele is enjoying his strongest season in north London yet.
The former Arsenal star is in his second season with Juventus but continues to struggle to be a centrepiece of the team.
Ramsey has played in 17 of 28 Serie A games, while only completing two 90-minute stints.
As such, speculation continues to swirl about whether he could seek a return to the Premier League.
The source reports that Everton and Liverpool have also conducted ‘polls’ on the player to assess his situation.
He could yet move across Italy, with Inter making checks on the player.
Ramsey, who moved to Arsenal as a youngster from Cardiff in 2008, went on to make 371 appearances for the Gunners.
He lifted the FA Cup three times but left the Emirates Stadium as a free agent.
Reports from Calciomercato have touted that Crystal Palace could yet be a contender for his signature.
Mourinho begins Spurs manhunt
Meanwhile, Mourinho is supposedly on the search for the person leaking negative Spurs stories to the media.
After the loss to West Ham, The Athletic claimed that players were questioning his defensive approach in games.
The report added that training sessions were too geared towards negating opposition’s threat.