Reports from Italy claim that Federico Fazio is set to move to Roma.

Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims that Fazio will sign a loan deal with the Serie A club, with a €4m buyout clause.

Fazio was expected to move back to Spain, but though linked with a transfer to Espanyol for much of the summer, he instead now looks likely to join one of Italy’s leading clubs.

It’s quite a turnaround for a player who has had a torrid time in the Premier League and then failed to regain his form when on loan at his former club Sevilla last season. With two years of his contract still to run at White Hart Lane, it will be a relief for everyone involved if Fazio’s unhappy stay at Spurs finally comes to an end.