Fabrizio Romano reveals Spurs target’s release clause has been ‘removed’ 

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Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that the release clause in Lorenzo Pellegrini’s contract has been removed after the midfielder agreed to extend his deal with AS Roma. 

Pellegrini was alleged to be one of the names on Fabio Paratici’s radar during the summer transfer window, with reports from Italy claiming the Lilywhites were ready to trigger the £25m release clause in his contract.

However, the midfielder ended up staying put the Stadio Olypico and has had an important role to play under new boss Jose Mourinho so far this season.

It subsequently emerged that Roma were ready to double the midfielder’s salary to convince him to sign a new deal with the club.

The Giallorossi announced on Saturday that they had reached an agreement with the Italian international, who committed himself to the club until 2026.

Romano has now confirmed that the release clause is no longer valid after Pellegrini put pen to paper on a new deal. The journalist also added that Mourinho was eager to keep the 25-year-old in the Italian capital.

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This news has now ruled out any chances of Paratici pursuing the Roma man in January or next summer. The Franck Kessie situation appears to be the one to watch out for, with the AC Milan man seemingly not willing to sign a new contract. I would expect Spurs to put in a bid for Kessie when the transfer window reopens in January.

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