Calciomercato.com says the subject of their interest was Samp defender Joachim Andersen.
The 22-year-old has been linked with a £25million move to England as both Red Devils and Spurs are looking to strengthen their defensive lines.
The Dane has impressed at Sampdoria with his transfer value rising over 20 times since his move from Twente in 2017 – for a measly £1.25million.
Andersen is now the Italians’ main figure and the only outfield star to play 90 minutes in every league game this season.
The centre-back has featured in 16 matches for Denmark U21 side and is on the brink of being capped to the senior team for the first time off the back of his eye-catching performances in Serie A.
Andersen have been scouted by Man United AND Tottenham as both sides are looking to make some defensive adjustments when the winter transfer window opens.