Tottenham are showing interest in Lazio central defender Luiz Felipe.
Mauricio Pochettino wants to strengthen his options with concerns over Toby Alderweireld's future and club scouts have been monitoring Felipe in recent weeks.
The 22-year-old Brazilian has an Italian passport and was offered the chance to play for Italy
's U21s only to turn it down in favour of waiting for a call-up to Brazil
's national side.
Tottenham also like Danish defender Joachim Andersen at Sampdoria and Everton
's Michael Keane but both are rated in the £50million bracket. By comparison, Felipe is likely to cost around £17million if they proceed.
Alderweireld has a £25million clause in his contract that is active from the start of this summer's transfer window up to the final two weeks but Tottenham have had no approaches for the Belgian so far.
They are keen to add new faces with Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon, Jack Grealish of Aston Villa and Bournemouth's David Brooks still on their radar.
They are aware Real Madrid and Inter Milan, among others, are keen to sign Christian Eriksen and could field offers for Serge Aurier, Vincent Janssen, Kieran Trippier and Victor Wanyama while Fernando Llorente is likely to go.