Erik Lamela is reportedly closing in on a loan move to Italy with Inter Milan and Lazio both in the hunt for the Argentine's services.

The 21-year-old was a revelation in the Serie A last season, scoring 15 goals in 33 league appearances for AS Roma.

But he has struggled to bring that form to the Premier League where he has started only three games for Tottenham.

Spurs are not thought to be keen on a temporary switch for the youngster but may agree to a deal if a cash fee is included.