Report: Spurs-linked midfielder requests £90k-a-week salary ahead of potential exit

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Nicolo Zaniolo is requesting wages of at least £90,000-a-week ahead of his likely exit from Roma this summer with Tottenham said to be interested in the midfielder, according to La Republicca. 

The 22-year-old has reportedly been listed for transfer by the Italian side to raise funds for Jose Mourinho to use at his disposal this summer (Sky Sport Italia via Get Italian Football News). 

Spurs have been long-term admirers of Zaniolo with managing director Fabio Paratici thought to be a fan of the Italian international and keen on luring him to north London (CalcioMercato). 

However, if head coach Antonio Conte is to land his compatriot, it is likely that Spurs will have come up with a sizeable wage packet to secure his services. 

La Republica has claimed Zaniolo is seeking a weekly wage of £90,000 ahead of his expected exit, which equates to around £5 million-a-year.

While Tottenham’s interest has been previously noted, the report adds that Serie A clubs AC Milan and Juventus have moved into the pursuit for Zaniolo and have contacted his representatives over a deal.

Zaniolo, who has two years remaining on his contract, recorded eight goals and nine assists in all competitions (Transfermarkt) and scored in the Europa Conference League final after Roma won their first major European trophy.

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Tottenham have been after Zaniolo for the last couple of years and he looks to be leaving this summer with Roma likely wanting to cash in on him while his value is high. 

His wage demands don’t seem overly excessive on paper and it could be something Spurs pursue to strengthen their attack, but they may end up looking in other areas of the squad instead. 

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