Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Tottenham are currently only offering an initial loan deal for Nicolo Zaniolo, with an option to buy him at the end of the season. 

The journalist claims that the only offer Spurs have put on the table is an option to buy, while Roma prefer a guaranteed fee of between €35m and €40m.

Fabrizio Romano

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Zaniolo himself is said to be keen on the move, but there is still no agreement between Tottenham and Roma, with AC Milan lurking in the background and keeping an eye on proceedings.

This comes after Sky Italia reported that Spurs were the only team to make a move for Zaniolo so far in the January window, with Alfredo Pedulla confirming on his website that Spurs were indeed interested and leading the race. 

SportMediaSet and SkyItalia both claimed that Tottenham had offered to sign Zaniolo on loan with an obligation to buy if they qualify for the Champions League, although Fabrizio Romano appears to dispute that. 

Spurs Web Opinion:

This feels like one that will drag on until the final day and likely go through as a loan with an option to buy that becomes an obligation under certain circumstances. Is Zaniolo the right player for Spurs? I worry about his injury history and the physicality of the Premier League, to be honest.

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