Tottenham make a move for £42.5m-rated Nicolo Zaniolo

Tottenham ‘make a move for £42.5m-rated Nicolo Zaniolo’ with Roma open to a deal after the arrival of Paulo Dybala… but Spurs face a fight with Juventus for the 23-year-old’s signature

  • Tottenham have moved to add Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo to their growing squad
  • The attacker is rated at £42.5million and Roma may be willing to move him on
  • The arrival of Paulo Dybala in Rome could alter Zaniolo’s role at the club
  • Juventus have been long-term admirers but may need to sell to fund a move 

Tottenham have reportedly entered the battle for Roma attacker Nicolo Zaniolo.

New contract negotiations for the Italian international have stalled in recent weeks, and, with two years remaining on his current deal, Jose Mourinho’s side may look to move Zaniolo on this summer.

According to Tuttosport, Spurs are willing to battle Juventus for the 23-year-old’s signature with Antonio Conte still looking to add more numbers to his squad this summer.

Nicolo Zaniolo (left) could be sold by Roma this summer after the arrival of Paulo Dybala

Antonio Conte is still looking to add to his Tottenham in an already busy transfer window

Juventus have been favourites for Zaniolo all transfer window, but need to sell in order to fund Roma’s £42.5million asking price.

Former Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici, now at Tottenham, has reportedly made contact with Roma over a move for Zaniolo in the last few days. 

Roma’s headline signing of Paulo Dybala this summer leaves the Italian side even more open to doing business, but they will only sell for the right price.

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

Zaniolo has scored 22 goals in 111 games for Jose Mourinho’s side since debuting in 2018

Max Allegri is a long-term admirer of the 23-year-old and is keen to take him to Juventus

Juventus have reportedly been trying to entice Roma into a loan deal with an obligation to buy, which could help with the financing of the move.

Juventus have completed deals in that way successfully in the past, so Tottenham may be up against it.

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 may his role may be adjusted with the arrival of Dybala.

The midfielder has enjoyed a good run of recent form after two serious knee injuries, and can play in midfield, out wide, or up front.

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