Tottenham are looking at Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia, according to the London Evening Standard.
The report claims that Ranocchia’s agent has been in England with a number of Premier League clubs having shown an interest in the 28‑year-old including West Ham and Hull.
Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio values the player at £5million and the Serie A club could be open to a loan deal for the rest of the season with an agreement to buy this summer.
West Ham’s need for a new centre-half eased after they completed the £8m signing of Jose Fonte from Southampton last week. However, Mauricio Pochettino is now assessing Andrea Ranocchia and an injury to centre-half Jan Vertonghen could prompt him to make a move this month.