Roma's resolve is being tested but the Eternal City side seem determined to keep hold of Italian international striker Mattia Destro.
Destro has been seen as a rising star for some time but last season saw the 23-year-old live up to expectations and score a goal every 95 minutes.
The talented goal getter was to suffer a disappointment when he was cut from Italy's World Cup squad, but he remains hot property.
Tottenham have been strongly linked with a move for Destro and may have already entered talks with the Serie A side, but German club Wolfsburg appear to have stepped in first.
It has been suggested that Roma's summer transfer activity has left them above budget and in need of a sale, but sporting director Walter Sabatini is said to be happier to sell midfielder Adem Ljajic than Destro.
If Tottenham are to lure Destro they may need to produce a mammoth bid and even then Roma might present a brick wall.
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