Sky Italiabelieves that the Serie A side plan to bring in two defenders this summer – Atalanta’s Gianluca Mancini, plus either Alderweireld or Marc Bartra of Real Betis.

Spurs haven’t received a formal bid for the player yet and Roma have until July 26 to activate the Belgium international’s £25 million release clause.

As things stand, Alderweireld is still expected to join his Tottenham team-mates for their pre-season tour of Asia.

The 30-year-old made 50 appearances in all competitions for Mauricio Pochettino’s side last season, helping them to the Champions League final.

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