Out-of-sorts Paris Saint-Germain attacker Jese Rodriguez has turned down a move to Tottenham Hotspur and instead will join Italian outfit Roma on loan this month, according to The Sun.
Spurs have Harry Kane as their main attacking weapon but are overly reliant on the England international to lead the line for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
Tottenham signed Dutch striker Vincent Janssen in the summer but the Netherlands international has struggled to adapt in the Premier League, leading to links with Jese.
The Spanish centre forward left boyhood club Real Madrid at the start of this season to move to the French capital, but he has not found his best form for Unai Emery’s men.
With Edinson Cavani the undoubted first-choice number nine at the Parc des Princes, Jese has only started one Ligue 1 fixture this term so far.
The report suggests that both Tottenham and Premier League rivals Liverpool were interested in a short-term deal for the Spaniard, but the 23-year-old has instead opted to move to Roma.
Spurs boss Pochettino has stated that the North London side are likely to be relatively quiet in the January transfer window and will only make approaches if an outstanding player becomes available.