Tottenham will attempt to sign Leonardo Bonucci and Dejan Kulusevski this summer, according to reports in Italy.
According to multiple outlets, including the Guardian, Spurs are close to appointing former Juventus director football Fabio Paratici in a similar role.
And it seems Paratici is keen to make a raid on his former club for two regular starters.
Italian outlet Calcio Mercato claims Paratici wants to sign centre-back Bonucci – however, the report makes a bit of an error.
The story says Spurs ‘have always played with a three-man defence’, which would suit Bonucci – but that simply isn’t true.
There was a period when Mauricio Pochettino would play Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen in a back three.
But Tottenham haven’t employed the tactic regularly for some time – Jose Mourinho only tried it on a couple of occasions.
Still, that doesn’t mean Spurs aren’t interested in Bonucci, who would slot into a back four with ease.
Meanwhile, Calcio Mercato says Paratici also wants to sign Kulusevski, the 21-year-old Swedish winger who he took to Juventus from Atalanta just last year.
The fact he has only been at Juventus for a short time means it could be difficult to lure him to Spurs, but Paratici will apparently try.
It could all just be speculation but Bonucci and Kulusevski would certainly be exciting signings.