‘Information I have’ – Journalist believes Spurs pursuit of Zaniolo is still alive 

Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has said that Tottenham Hotspur continue to hold an interest in Nicolo Zaniolo despite snapping up Arnaut Danjuma earlier his week.

Until a few days ago, it was reported that Tottenham were edging close to striking an agreement with Roma regarding a deal for Zaniolo (90 min).

Nicolo Zaniolo
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However, things quickly changed when Spurs decided to hijack Everton’s move for Danjuma, with the North London club announcing on Wednesday that the 25-year-old had joined on loan until the end of the season.

CalcioMercato revealed yesterday that Bournemouth had submitted an offer for the Roma star and despite the bid being to the Giallorossi’s liking, the 23-year-old turned down the chance to move to the Vitality Stadium.

Sheth believes that a move to Spurs is still on the cards for Zaniolo before the transfer window closes, explaining that the Lilywhites’ did not view Danjuma as an alternative to the Italy international.

When asked what the Dutchman’s arrival means for Tottenham’s pursuit of the Roma star, the journalist The Last Word on Spurs YouTube channel: “I think that Tottenham would be in the market for him. I don’t think, from the information I have, that it was one or the other. 

“I defer to my colleague Gianluca Di Marzio, and it seemed like Spurs wanted to do a deal where it was a loan with an option or an obligation, whereas Roma wanted it to be a big-money departure on a permanent deal rather than just losing him late in the window.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Even if Spurs offload both Bryan Gil and Lucas Moura this transfer window, they would be at the limit of 17 non-homegrown players for the Champions League squad if Porro arrives through the door.

That means that the club would either have to offload one more non-homegrown player before the window closes or Conte would have to leave one of his players out of the Champions League squad.

Besides, it appears quite unlikely that Moura is going to leave Spurs before the window slams shut. So, I do not expect us to bring in another attacker apart from Danjuma.

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