Manager Glenn Hoddle confirmed: "He is one of the players on a list of about six we are interested in. He’s been over for talks, but it’s one of those situations where we will be talking to other players as well."
"We are watching five other central defenders at the moment, and our scouts are out and about. We need a centre-half to replace Sol and we need a strong squad.
"The club has not had the best of luck with injuries over the last few years — and if that happens again we need to have strength."
The deal to bring Argentinean defender Jose Antonio Chamot to the club will not proceed and the player has returned to Italy.