According to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport, Roma are prepared to offer rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Lorenzo Pellegrini a substantial pay rise in order to convince the midfielder to commit his future to the club.
Pellegrini has evolved into one of the best central midfielders in Serie A since his move to Rome in 2017.
Following another impressive campaign for the Giallorossi last term, the 25-year-old unfortunately missed out on Italy’s squad for the European Championships due to injury.
The Roma man 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, some sources indicated that Jose Mourinho was keen to keep hold of the 25-year-old and the former Spurs boss eventually got his wish as the player stayed put at the Stadio Olimpico.
It remains to be seen whether Tottenham will reignite their interest in Pellegrini in January but if Gazzetta’s latest update is to be believed, Roma are doing their best to secure the player’s future at the club.
The report explains that the Serie A giants are prepared to offer Pellegrini a contract worth €4m (£3.4) per year, which is double what the former Sassuolo man is currently earning.
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The speculation linking Tottenham with a move for Pellegrini died down in the final couple of months of the transfer window, with midfielders like Nahitan Nandez and Franck Kessie being linked more heavily. So, I would be surprised if Paratici pushes ahead with a move for the Roma man in January.
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