Gazzetta Dello Sport have now also reported on Tottenham’s interest in the midfielder, suggesting that Fonseca considers Pellegrini to be ‘the best midfielder in Italy’.
Despite Tottenham’s interest, Roma are said to be hopeful that the Italy international will sign a contract extension that would remove his release clause.
Mourinho, who replaced Fonseca as Roma head coach, is said to have ‘called him to make him feel important’ amidst interest from Spurs.
The report adds that Pellegrini is expected to stay in Rome ‘with the exception of monster offers’.
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