Sportitalia says Tottenham's new technical director Fabio Paratici is looking to reshape the squad, with talks continuing over a potential £42m deal for Atalanta's 23-year-old - which they now hope to get over the line following the departure of Toby Alderweireld.
However, this figure is still far off Atalanta's £51m asking price for Romero, whose stock is high following his Copa America triumph with Argentina.
Barcelona are preparing to make a move for Romero and out-bid Tottenham for his signature.
It has been reported that Barcelona have been watching Romero's situation closely for some time, but the Spanish giants are now expected to make a formal bid over the coming days.
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