Italian side Bologna are eyeing up a potential move for Tottenham striker Alejo Veliz in the January transfer window as they look to add a forward to their squad.

That’s according to Corriere dello Sport, who say the striker ‘is in first place’ on Bologna’s list of potential targets.

The newspaper explains that Bologna need to add a striker to their game and one that will fit in with manager Thiago Motta’s game and the Tottenham man is believed to fit the bill.

The Italian side have a ‘preference list’ of potential targets and Veliz ‘is in first place’ but those in charge at the club will not move until around mid-December.

By that point the likes of technical director Giovanni Sartori and Marco Di Vaio, alongside Motta, will know whether the Tottenham youngster can become a ‘concrete solution’ for them when the January transfer window opens.

They’re waiting to see if Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou is willing to let Veliz go out on loan to allow him to get regular playing time, having barely featured for Spurs so far this season.

Corriere say Veliz is sad about his situation and has made it clear he would be happy to land in Bologna, who have been making it clear for months that they love him. He is well aware of that ‘great esteem’ and feels it strongly.

The question is what type of deal they could do as Sartori would like to convince Tottenham to include a right to buy as part of any loan, even if it would be high for them at €13-15m, which is pretty much the price the Premier League side paid for him.

Bologna’s interest is nothing new as they tried to get him in the summer and had wrapped up a deal with Rosario Central for him but were reliant on Marko Arnautovic departing.

That never happened and they were forced to abandon the plan for Veliz, who was then scooped up by Tottenham as part of their summer rebuild.

The hope is that his lack of gametime in England since could open up the possibility of them reviving their interest and a potential deal in January, but it will be dependent on Spurs.