There is uncertainty concerning Jan Verntonhen's future at Tottenham Hotspur and it is reported that Serie A side AS Roma is interested in his signature.
One man is being mentioned in the deal: Franco Baldini.
Baldini was Spurs' technical director and he is now AS Roma's owner James Pallotta personal advisor and his services are needed now to help broker the deal with his former bosses.
Corriere dello Sport reports that Baldni is working with Roma's director of football, Gianluca Petrachi to convince Vetonghen to switch to the Italian side.
The Belgian international is reportedly ahead of Dejan Lovren in the last of Chris Smalling's replacement as the latter is said to be on his way back to Manchester United.