Tottenham submit £43 million bid for Serie A star – report
Italian reports say that Tottenham Hotspur have lodged an offer for Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo.
The 19-year-old has been one of the breakout stars in Serie A this season, scoring four goals in 24 league games for Roma since his arrival from Inter Milan last summer.
The Italy international's form has caught the attention of Spurs, with two separate outlets claiming interest.
La Repubblica (opens in new tab) reports that the Premier League club are prepared to offer €50 million (around £43 million) for the teenager, which is €5 million more than Roma’s Italian rivals Juventus are prepared to bid.
However, the newspaper believes that the capital club are holding out for an offer of €100 million (£86 million) before considering a sale.
Gazzetta dello Sport’ (opens in new tab)s Nicolo Schira, meanwhile, believes that the London club have already submitted the bid.
Roma president James Pallotta does not want to sell, but talks are apparently ongoing between chairman Daniel Levy and London-based Roma consultant Franco Baldini.
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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.