Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano has this evening provided an update on his understanding of the latest in the Cristian Romero transfer saga.

Romano revealed during an update on his YouTube channel that Tottenham started the negotiations with a €40million (£34.1million) offer two weeks ago and are now prepared to pay 50million, however, Atalanta are not prepared the accept the offer.

He claimed that Atalanta are holding out for a guaranteed €55million (£46.9milion) and (£42.6million), only for the Italian outfit still to hold out.

The 28-year-old insisted that as things stand, it is not a done deal, despite the fact that Tottenham have agreed personal terms with the central defender over a five-year contract.

Romero is set to link back up with the Serie A outfit on Monday for pre-season following an extended break after winning Copa America with Argentina.

The player is set to meet with Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini during the week ahead to inform him of his desire to make the move to North London

Atalanta are keen to land Juventus defender Merih Demiral as a replacement for Romero with Lille’s Sven Botman also on their radar.

Romano stressed it is not a ‘here we go’ situation as of yet, with Spurs still working on getting the deal over the line.

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There is clearly conflicting information surrounding the proposed transfer of Romero, with some outlets having claimed that Spurs have reached a deal, while Romano insists that an agreement is yet to be reached.

Fans will be hoping that Fabio Paratici’s full attention is not being dedicated to the transfer and other business is suffering as a result of Atalanta’s stubborness.

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