Tottenham powerhouse Victor Wanyama is wanted by Roma, according to reports in Italy.
The midfield anchorman is sidelined with a knee problem and missed four months of last season through injury.
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But his relentless energy and tough-tackling are still traits greatly admitted at White Hart Lane and his tenacity was missed last season.
Spurs have not made a single summer signing and have a worrying number of midfield players out injured or returning from the World Cup.
But Wanyama still has three years left on his contract so fans should not fear a hasty exit from the former Southampton man.
Boss Mauricio Pochettino is facing a shortage of midfielders because of injuries to Wanyama, Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko and Erik Lamela.
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While Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele only returned to pre-season training on Monday.
Roma have cash to splash after the big-money sales of Alisson to Liverpool and Radja Nainggolan to Inter Milan.
Ex-Blackburn man Steven N’Zonzi is their first-choice midfielder general, with Wanyama their Plan B.