Date: 1st January 2018 at 5:00pm
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Tottenham are in pole position to sign centre back , according to the Corriere (via TMW).

have been tracking the 23 year old for a number of years, and had been tipped in recent weeks to make a bid for the Italian international, but are now looking to beat them to the defender’ signature.

Rugani has been replaced in the starting eleven by Mehdi Benatia in recent weeks, and is not fully trusted by manager as the club seek a satisfactory partner for captain .

There has been talk of Juve signing another centre half to strengthen their defensive options further in the January , and this would move the Italian further down the pecking order.

The Serie A club are reportedly looking for offers in the region of €40m (£35.6m) for Rugani, and while are still said to be keen on the defender, it seems Tottenham are preparing to make the first move for the player.