Tottenham are looking to hire a new sporting director following the departure of Franco Baldini.
According to a report in Calciomercato, Tottenham made an approach for Fabio Paratici earlier this week as they look to bring in a replacement sporting director for the recently departed Franco Baldini.
Baldini, who left Spurs last month after a poor spell overseeing transfers at White Hart Lane, could not work in the current set-up that the Lilywhites are hoping to establish, with Paul Mitchell working as the head of recruitment.
Despite this failure of working roles, Daniel Levy believes a director is still needed to oversee transfers alongside Mitchell, and he clearly believes that Paratici would be suitable in this sort of set-up.
The report states that this is not the first time that Spurs have moved for Paratici, having failed to bring him to the club last season. Juventus, his current club, turned down the approach last term, and it does not look like they have changed their stance this time round.
They have already shown no willingness to lose their director in the coming days, but this has not put off Spurs, who are expected to make another approach for Paratici soon.
The report also states that Spurs are not the only side who want him, with Chelsea and Liverpool also said to be throwing admiring glances towards the director - although only the Lilywhites have made any formal move for the 42-year-old.