Lazio might sign Kim Min-Jae ahead of Spurs as the Lilywhites struggle to negotiate a deal, according to Italian media outlet Gazzetta.
The Korean has been on the radar of Tottenham for some time now as Jose Mourinho looks to add some quality to his team.
Tottenham have lost Jan Vertonghen, who left them at the expiry of his contract at the end of the season.
Min-Jae has been targeted by Spurs but they continue to struggle to get the deal over the line which has opened the door for Lazio to come in.
The Italians are looking for defensive reinforcement after they secured a return to the Champions League with a fine performance this season.
The report from Gazzetta claims that they want to sign Marash Kumbulla from Verona, but they have been unable to get the deal over the line and they have turned their attention to Min-Jae.
Jose Mourinho has secured a return to the Europa League next season for Spurs and he will want to win the trophy as he did with Manchester United and FC Porto.
The Lilywhites will operate under a strict budget in this transfer window, but they know that they have to sign a defender this summer, especially because they might also lose Juan Foyth before the new season starts.
This is typical of Daniel Levy, he messes around too often and it continues to cost Spurs the opportunity to sign players they dearly need.