If Roma do sell Erik Lamela to Tottenham for €35m, they could reinvest some of that into Manchester United winger Nani.
It was widely reported in Italy and England on Friday that Spurs had raised their offer for Lamela to €35-40m.
Although the Giallorossi are eager to keep hold of the Argentine, that sum could prompt their American owners to reconsider.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is also up for sale and in advanced negotiations for a €18m move to either Southampton or Tottenham.
Now Sport Mediaset maintain the prime target to replace ‘Coco’ Lamela is Manchester United’s Portuguese winger Nani.
His contract is up at the end of the season and he has already been put on the market with earlier links to Juventus and Milan.
Nani would be the second Premier League addition to Rudi Garcia’s side after signing Gervinho from Arsenal for €8m.