Report claims Spurs may need to sell two players before bidding for Zaniolo

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Tottenham will reportedly need to sell Tanguy Ndombele and Lucas Moura to raise funds to sign Roma forward Nicolo Zaniolo, according to CalcioMercato. 

The report states Spurs managing director Fabio Paratici has arrived in Italy to undertake the club’s next transfer business, with Zaniolo remaining a favourable target for Antonio Conte. 

While not mentioning a likely transfer fee for the 23-year-old, it states Spurs will need to offload players to afford a deal with Moura – despite his role under Conte in pre-season – and Ndombele named as potential outgoings. 

Tottenham’s alleged interest in the Italy international comes after having already completed six new acquisitions for Conte’s squad. 

After confirming the signing of Djed Spence from Middlesbrough, the Evening Standard claim Spurs have now shifted their focus onto selling players, with Ndombele listed as a potential outgoing. 

The France international midfielder endured another difficult season last term as he was loaned out in January to former side Lyon midway through the campaign. 

Alongside Giovani Lo Celso, Sergio Reguilon and Harry Winks, he was left out of Conte’s pre-season squad upon his return to north London. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

Zaniolo may well be a very talented and versatile forward, but he is not exactly the type of profile Spurs really need at the moment. Judging by the players Spurs reportedly need to sell, it is evident that he won’t come at a cheap price. 

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