On loan Manchester United defender, Chris Smalling is attracting interest from Tottenham Hotspur. The England international has enjoyed a revival since moving to Rome in the summer. He fell out of favour with Man utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær, but he has rediscovered and rebuilt his reputation with the Rome based club. Some sections of the fans and media have been calling for him to return to the three lions, and he could even make the trip for the next European championship.

Tottenham Hotspur’s new manager, Jose Mourinho who worked with Smalling while at United, has told the club to ask about the availability of the 30 year old.

Alongside Tottenham Hotspur, Everton are also interested in signing the 30-year old, and they are prepared to offer him a huge wage in order to convince him to return to England.

Tottenham Hotspur have secured the long term future of Belgium international, Toby Alderweireld. But they will most certainly lose the service of another Belgium International, Jan Vertonghen, who is expected to depart North London at the end of his contract.

The Lilywhites have lost top players for free in the past. Sol Campbell left Spurs to join Arsenal for free in 2001. They also have cases of contract rebels. Honduras ace Wilson Palacios followed similar path some seasons ago, while most recently Eriksen was sold to Inter Milan after he failed to agree to a new deal. The Denmark international had only six months left on his contract, and the club decided to sell the player in January. He would have been a free agent by summer.

Tottenham will need to replace the departing Belgium international and Chris Smalling has the experience and ability to fill his boots in North London.