Alessandro Bastoni has told Inter he wants to join Tottenham to link up with former manager Antonio Conte, 90min understands.
Spurs have already taken Ivan Perisic for free from San Siro and want to bolster their options in central defence with a move for Italy international Bastoni.
90min understands the centre-back's desire to reunite with Conte has seen him inform the Nerazzurri of his desire to leave. Bastoni played under Conte when Inter won the 2020/21 Serie A title and has since enhanced his reputation with another excellent league campaign.
Bastoni would compete for a spot in Tottenham's back three, which has incorporated Cristian Romero, Eric Dier and Ben Davies in a settled defence since Conte's arrival.
Inter are now reluctantly willing to enter talks over a transfer and have plans to bolster their own defence if Bastoni leaves.
The Serie A side are in talks with Torino over a move for Brazilian defender Bremer, who has impressed since moving to Italy in 2018, while they're also planning a new contract for Milan Skriniar, who has made over 200 appearances in all competitions for the club.
Spurs had also been targeting a deal for Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, though he has since confirmed his desire to stay at Inter, while goalkeeper Fraser Forster is set to come in as Hugo Lloris' new deputy following the exit of Pierluigi Gollini.