Tottenham have ‘an offer for Nicolo Zaniolo rejected by Roma’

Tottenham ‘have a loan offer with an obligation to buy £20m REJECTED by Roma for Nicolo Zaniolo’ with Antonio Conte hoping to add even more to his squad as they ‘try to offload Giovani Lo Celso at Villarreal on a permanent basis”

  • Tottenham are looking to strengthen their options in the final weeks of the window
  • Antonio Conte would like the Roma player who impressed last season
  • The Italy international has long been the subject of significant club interest

Roma have rejected an approach from Tottenham for Nicolo Zaniolo, it has been reported.

Tottenham, who are looking to strengthen their options in the final weeks of the season after a busy summer, are reportedly looking to bring in Zaniolo as he offloads Argentine Giovani Lo Celso.

According The temperature, Tottenham have stepped up their pursuit of the Italy international by submitting a £20m loan-to-buy offer. This would have been rejected by the Roma.

Tottenham reportedly saw initial loan offer rejected by Roma for Nicolo Zaniolo

Zaniolo is one of the highest-rated players in Serie A at the moment and it’s likely to take a lot more for the north London club to steer him away from the Italian capital.

The club are reportedly trying to broker a permanent deal for Lo Celso with Villarreal, where he spent the second half of last season on loan. The Spanish club are said to be in favor of another loan deal.

Although he has been plagued with serious injury problems in recent years, including an anterior cruciate ligament injury in January 2020, the attacking midfielder impressed last season and capped his campaign by scoring the goal of the victory in the inaugural Europa Conference League final as La Roma beat Feyenoord.

The highly rated Italian attacking midfielder is reportedly wanted by Tottenham and Antonio Conte

The highly rated Italian attacking midfielder is reportedly wanted by Tottenham and Antonio Conte

His importance to Roma is undeniable, but with the player failing to agree a new deal to extend his stay beyond 2024, attentions at Roma appear to have turned to listening to offers for the player.

It was reported earlier this month that Roma would listen to offers in excess of £42m, with Juventus already seen as favorites for his signature.

However, interest from the Bianconeri has reportedly cooled in recent weeks, giving Tottenham the chance to fly to secure the 23-year-old.

Roma are reportedly listening to offers above £42m for the player this window

Roma are reportedly listening to offers above £42m for the player this window

It has also been suggested that Roma’s recent acquisition of Paulo Dybala on a free transfer from Juventus could mean a change in Zaniolo’s continued presence in the Giallorossi side.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are set to land the much-loved 19-year-old Destiny Udogie from Udinese.

Defender Udogie has agreed in principle to join Tottenham for £21m including add-ons this summer.

Udogie, who has been tipped for a call-up to the senior Italy squad having previously played for the Under-21s, is seen as a long-term investment for Spurs.

Consequently, the Premier League giants have decided to send the 19-year-old starlet back to Serie A on loan for the 2022-23 season.

Udinese defender Destiny Udogie (centre) has agreed in principle to join Tottenham for £21million

Udinese defender Destiny Udogie (centre) has agreed in principle to join Tottenham for £21million

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