Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli is reportedly pushing to leave the Premier League club before the end of January.
The 24-year-old has endured a frustrating campaign in North London, making just five starts and five substitute appearances in all competitions.
Despite Spurs' struggles against Fulham in midweek, the England international was left out of the squad to face Sheffield United on Sunday.
Romano adds that Spurs officials remained unconvinced that they should part ways with the playmaker, who is regarded as a valuable squad member as the club targets silverware in four different competitions.
Much could depend on whether Spurs are able to negotiate a reunion with Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen.