Erik Lamela’s agents are reportedly in Madrid for talks with Tottenham while Spurs are there to sell Gareth Bale.
The Roma striker is a €35m (£30m) transfer target for Spurs and negotiations have been going on all week in London.
Last night Giallorossi director Walter Sabatini left England, but it’s now reported the talks continued elsewhere.
As Tottenham chief Franco Baldini is in Madrid to discuss the final details of Bale’s record-shattering £93m cash move to Real Madrid, Sky Sport Italia claim Lamela’s agents have also flown to Spain.
There, they are working out the personal terms on a six-year contract worth an initial £2m per season and rising.
Tension is therefore expected tonight when Roma present their squad to the fans at the Stadio Olimpico.
While Pablo Daniel Osvaldo was a popular sale due to his poor relationship with the ultras, losing Lamela would be very much frowned upon.