According to Quotidiano Nazionale, Tottenham Hotspur are stepping up their efforts to sign AS Roma attacker Nicolo Zaniolo in a statement move this summer. Spurs are ready to push again for the 23-year-old Italian international, with a new bid expected to arrive from the north London club. The future of Nicolo Zaniolo remains uncertain despite heading into the final weeks of the transfer window. Reports last week claimed that he was set to sign a new contract with Roma. However, that does not appear to be the case as contract negotiations for the 23-year-old Italian international have been halted until the transfer window closes.
Following the blockbuster acquisition of Paulo Dybala on a free transfer, Roma are thought to be willing to listen to bids for the Italian international and may look to move Zaniolo on this summer if they receive a tempting offer. The Giallorossi have no intention of forcing Zaniolo out of Trigoria and will only deal if their price tag is met.
Tottenham and Juventus are currently involved in a two-way battle to land the versatile winger, who still has two years remaining on his current deal with Roma. But Spurs are in the driving seat in the race for his signature. Tottenham have already had a bid for Zaniolo swiftly rejected by the Giallorossi earlier this summer after falling short of the Italian club’s valuation, according to the Quotidiano Nazionale.
But it seems they are not ready to throw in the towel just yet with the 23-year-old’s signature a priority for Antonio Conte. And with that in mind, Fabio Paratici has now made contact with the player’s agent, Claudio Vigorelli, over a potential switch to Tottenham, and a new offer could soon be made by the English club, with talks ongoing with Roma.