Tottenham Hotspur make a move for £42.5m-rated AS Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo


Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in Roma attacker Nicolo Zaniolo.

The Italian midfielder opened contract talks with AS Roma but the talks have reportedly stalled in recent weeks. The Italian international has two years remaining on his current deal, and Jose Mourinho’s side may look to move him on this summer.

Also, Roma’s signing of Paulo Dybala this summer means the Serie A side are even more open to doing business, but they will only sell for the right price.

According to Tuttosport , Tottenham are the frontrunners for Zaniolo’s signature with the north London side willing to battle Juventus for the 23-year-old’s signature.

Juventus have been a favourite for Zaniolo all transfer window, but need to sell in order to fund Roma’s £42.5million asking price while Antonio Conte’s side who are still looking to add more numbers to his squad this summer can afford the player.

Spurs’ sporting director has reportedly contacted Roma over a move for Zaniolo in the last few days.

However, Zaniolo is said to have supported Juventus as a child, which means he could favour staying in Italy. 

The Old Lady have reportedly been trying to strike a loan deal with an obligation to buy, which could help with the financing of the transfer.

The Serie A giants have been successful using the loan method in former times so Conte’s men will have a serious transfer battle in their hands.  

Zaniolo has scored 22 goals in 111 games for Roma since his debut in 2018.

He has been a regular in Jose Mourinho’s side but his role may be adjusted with the arrival of Dybala.