Tottenham considering loan move for Stefano Sensi

Sean Walsh
Stefano Sensi played under Antonio Conte at Inter
Stefano Sensi played under Antonio Conte at Inter / Giuseppe Bellini/GettyImages

Tottenham are among the clubs competing to sign Inter midfielder Stefano Sensi on loan in the January transfer window, 90min understands.

Spurs are working hard to bolster their squad this month with head coach Antonio Conte and managing director of football Fabio Paratici hopeful of signing reinforcements.

And Conte could be set for a reunion with Italy international Sensi, who is being eyed by various English sides on loan.

The 26-year-old - who was ruled out of the Azzurri's Euro's 2020-winning campaign with a late injury - has struggled to nail down a place since Simone Inzaghi replaced Conte in the San Siro dugout. He has made just one start in Serie A all season.

Sensi's spell at the Nerazzurri has been blighted by injury but he is still greatly admired by Conte, who is intent on strengthening his midfield options.

Spurs are trying to shift Tanguy Ndombele this month - the France international was loudly booed off by fans in their win against Morecambe on Sunday - and Inter have been keen on a move for the midfielder in the past. A loan-swap between Sensi and Ndombele has not been ruled out and could be a viable solution for both clubs.

Inter are not the only Serie A side that Tottenham have shopped Ndombele to, however. They have also approached Roma regarding potential swaps for Nicolo Zaniolo or Lorenzo Pellegrini, but a deal for either midfielder looks unlikely this month. Ndombele became a regular in the Spurs starting lineup under Giallorossi boss Jose Mourinho despite a rocky start to their relationship.

20-year-old Ebrima Darboe is another Roma player that Spurs have been monitoring, but Mourinho is a fan of the youngster and a summer move seems more likely if the Gambia international is to leave the Stadio Olimpico at all.

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