Tottenham Hotspur are keeping tabs on Bologna left-back Adam Masina as a potential replacement for Danny Rose, according to The Mirror.
Rumours are rumbling that Rose could be on his way to Manchester United in the January transfer market.
Since coming back from a lengthy layoff with a knee injury in mid-October, the England international has made four appearances in all competitions.
The 27-year-old was not included in the squad that drew 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon, which led to suggestions that he could be on his way out of North London.
The Mirror reports that 23-year-old Masina, who was born in Morocco but represents Italy, has been selected as an option to replace Rose.
The left-back has 18 months remaining on his contract, suggesting that Tottenham could get a cheap deal if his club are willing to negotiate.
The young player is a regular starter in Serie A having been in Bologna’s first XI 11 times in the league so far this season.
Masina possesses the pace needed in the full-back position at Spurs, but if the club want to continue pushing for titles and silverware, they need a replacement that can match up.
The Italy Under-21 international is an exciting prospect, but Tottenham should be looking for more experience in that area.
At the moment it seems that Ben Davies will take the regular role after initially coming in to cover during Rose’s injury absence.
The Wales international has performed well, but it is important for the club to have a suitable back-up in place.