Tottenham are not making too much progress in their pursuit of Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna.
The London club have been linked with the defender since the start of the summer transfer window.
However, new director of football Fabio Paratici is still to get a breakthrough in negotiations with the Italian outfit.
Sky in Italy reports talks between the two clubs are still ongoing for the Japanese international's transfer.
Spurs are also eager to sign Christian Romero from Atalanta as they look to revamp the centre of their defence this summer.