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But Romero, who was voted the best defender in the Italian top flight last season, is said to be open to a move to England - leaving United and Spurs as the frontrunners to scrap over his signature this summer.
On Tuesday afternoon, Sportitalia journalist Gianluigi Longari claimed that United will have competition in Tottenham and Barcelona, who have already made an enquiry for the centre-back.
Slowly but steadily establishing himself as a dominant defender in world football, Romero recently starred for Argentina at the Copa America where he featured three times - including in the 1-0 final triumph against Brazil.
As a result of his stellar form, Atalanta are said to be keen to activate his £13.6m option to buy clause a year ahead of schedule.
And in a shrewd move, the Italian outfit could then look to then offload him for a heavy profit as competition for his signature hots up, according to Calciomercato.
The Italian publication states that the 23-year-old could be sold for a £39m fee, with any deal to potentially rise to £51m with add-ons. How's that for business?
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