Report: Spurs ‘do not seem’ willing to meet club’s asking price for 23-year-old

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CalcioMercato have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur seem unwilling to meet AS Roma’s asking price for Nicolo Zaniolo.

Over the last couple of days, reports have indicated that Spurs are determined to conclude a deal for Zaniolo.

90 min claimed on Tuesday that the North London club are refusing to give up on their pursuit of the winger.

The report even added that Fabio Paratici has met with Roma general manager Tiago Pinto to discuss a deal for the 23-year-old in the days following the pre-season friendly between the two clubs in Israel.

IlRomanista subsequently suggested that the Giallorossi had informed Spurs it would take a fee of €60m (£50.1m) to sign the Italy international.

The same figure has now been reported by CalcioMercato, who claim Juventus consider the fee to be excessive while Spurs ‘do not seem inclined’ to pay that for Zaniolo despite Antonio Conte’s insistence.

The report claims Jose Mourinho now wants the winger to stay at the Stadio Olimpico ‘at all costs’.

It is explained that Zaniolo is expected to remain a Roma player unless the Serie A club receive ‘crazy offers’ this summer.

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I can see Spurs bidding £50m for Zaniolo this summer, given that the club have not spent the fee they had kept aside for Bastoni.

It seems like both Conte and Paratici view the 23-year-old’s availability as being too big an opportunity to miss out on.

So, I fully expect us to test Roma’s resolve in the final weeks or even days of the transfer window.

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  1. Totally overpriced and over-hyped. Given his injury history as well, unless it’s a loan with an option to buy, at a greatly reduced price, Spurs shouldn’t touch Zaniolo with a barge pole.

  2. Don’t understand why we are so interested in Zaniolo!? Why don’t we use the money for Maddison? 60m for Richarlison and now 50m for Zaniolo, screams out that behind the scenes Kane has said he’s letting his contract run down, so we going in for 2 chances of replacing him nxt season. Zaniolo does look like Kulusevski in the fact that they both look like they were built to play in the prem!! Look at the improvement Kulusevski has shown from playing in the English game! Hopefully Zaniolo will do the same if we sign him. But this does feel very much like the last season we gonna get to see the wonderful Harold van der Kane!!?


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