Tottenham Hotspur have reached out to Roma forward Antonio Sanabria over a summer move, according to the player's agent. Mauricio Pochettino is keen to add another striker to his ranks ahead of the 2016-17 season to ease the burden on Harry Kane, the club's only specialist centre-forward.
The club have been heavily linked with AZ Alkmaar's Vincent Janssen in recent weeks, while Spurs are also tracking Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi. 20-year-old Sanabria, who spent last season in loan in Spain with Sporting Gijon – where he scored 11 goals – has emerged as another option, with Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport claiming a deal has already been agreed between Spurs and Roma.
The player's agent, Raul Verdu, told Tuttomeractoweb: "The rumours about Tottenham? I speak in general, there was some contact, but we will have to evaluate with Roma. Right now the boy is at the Giallorossi. I will talk to [Roma sporting director] Walter Sabatini to decide how to move, at present there is still nothing concrete about the future of Sanabria, we will see if there is news next week."
Paraguay international Sanabria is a graduate of Barcelona's famed La Masia academy, but turned down a contract from the La Liga giants to join Italian side Sassuolo in 2014 on loan, before signing for Roma months later.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Roma value their player at £11.5m ($15.9m).
Spurs have also held talks with Netherlands international Janssen, who finished as the Eredivisie's top scorer last season. Dutch newspaper AD report his club, AZ, have already rejected one bid from the Premier League side, with Wolfsburg also keen on the 22-year-old.
"We've got a few options. We've talked to Janssen. We are not the only club in the market for him," Allofs told German daily kicker.
Pochettino is keen to have a settled squad before Spurs begin their pre-season campaign.