Serie A duo Juventus and Inter Milan are keen on signing Tottenham defender Vlad Chiriches after the Romanian international has fallen down the pecking order under new boss Mauricio Pochettino, reports talkSPORT.
The 24-year-old was signed by Spurs last summer, when Andre Villas-Boas was in charge, but since then there has been two new managers in the hot-seat at White Hart Lane, Tim Sherwood and now Pochettino.
Spurs spent £8.5million on the centre-back in the Summer of 2013 when they signed him from Steaua Bucherest, but since arriving, he has only managed 19 Premier League games in over a year.
Most of Chiriches' appearances came early on in his Tottenham career, and since Pochettino took over in the Summer, the Romanian has only managed to make three appearances for The Lilywhites in all competitions.
The last of the centre-back's appearances came against Turkish side, Besiktas, and he gave away a last minute penalty which saw Demba Ba level up the game, leaving Pochettino frustrated and angry at his defender.
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Competition for Places
Since that display, Chiriches has fallen down in the squad's pecking order, and faces serious competition from the likes of; Younes Kaboul, Federico Fazio and Jan Vertonghen, and after being left out of the match-day squad against Stoke City over the weekend, it seems the Romanian may not have long left at White Hart Lane.
With his future in doubt, both Inter Milan and Juve have shown interest in the 24-year-old and could both make formal moves in the New Year once the January transfer window opens.
However, it's believed both clubs would only be interested in a short-term loan deal until the end of the season, rather than taking the defender on a permanent basis.
Both clubs are keen to add options to their defence due to injury problems, but neither of them want to commit to a full-term deal.
It's not understood as of yet whether Pochettino and Spurs would accept a short-term loan deal.