Report: European club turned down £45m offer from Spurs this summer

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A report in Corriere dello Sport (as relayed by Sport Witness) has claimed that Roma have rebuffed an offer of €50million (£45m) from Tottenham Hotspur for Nicolo Zaniolo this summer.

The attacking midfielder’s season has been disrupted by injury but he has continued to be one of the Giallorossi’s most dangerous attacking threats whenever he has featured.

The 21-year-old was reported to be of interest to Tottenham last summer (Mirror) and the North Londoners are still said to be keen on securing his services (Guardian).

Italian transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano suggested at the start of the month that Roma were keen to hold on to the Italian international.

Corriere dello Sport have now revealed that the Serie A side have rejected offers from Tottenham, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, and Barcelona for Zaniolo, with each club putting €50m on the table.

The report reveals that the bids were rejected immediately and it has been made clear that Zaniolo is off the market. However, it is also suggested that the Italian club might find an offer of around €60m-€70m too tempting to turn down.

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Contrary to other reports coming out of Italy recently, this one does seem to leave the door open to Zaniolo leaving the Stadio Olimpico if Roma were to get a higher offer. While the 21-year-old would be a sensational signing, there is no way we are going to be in a position to pay what Roma are demanding unless we get a huge cash influx. It is not going to be easy for us to find buyers who are ready to meet our valuations for the likes of Ndombele and Lamela this summer. It sounds like we are only going to be able to move Ndombele on in a part-exchange deal of some sort. So, I highly doubt we would be able to raise enough funds to try and land Zaniolo.

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