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Report: Antonio Conte is ‘pressuring’ Fabio Paratici into bringing ‘extraordinary’ star to Tottenham

By Mehdi Gokal -

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte is reportedly pressuring Fabio Paratici to sign Nicolo Zaniolo, but the north London club has yet to make Roma an irresistible offer.

Tottenham has so far backed Conte during the transfer window and having signed 7 players already, the club is currently looking to offload the players that are surplus to requirement. The Spurs manager has made it clear that if any of the players leave, they must be replaced.

Zaniolo has been on Tottenham’s radar all summer but the club has yet to make Roma an acceptable offer. However, in a sudden turn of events, Nicolo Zaniolo, despite months of talks with Tottenham, may now stay at AS Roma this summer, bringing the summer-long saga to a close.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Zaniolo is close to staying with Roma for the season, with the player’s entourage even scheduling talks with the Giallorossi about potentially renewing the midfielder’s contract, an update that could be devastating to Tottenham’s chances of signing the 23-year-old.

Antonio Conte is said to be a big fan of the midfielder, and this summer has seen Tottenham embark on months of talks with Roma about potentially signing the Italian international, with a £46m bid reportedly made in recent weeks, but the youngster now looks set to stay with Jose Mourinho’s side.

Following the arrivals of Dybala, Nemanja Matic, and Georginio Wijnaldum, Roma have had an impressive transfer window, and with the ‘extraordinay’ Zaniolo now likely to stay, Mourinho’s new-look Giallorossi squad has a real chance of challenging for the title this season.

Mourinho has already won the UEFA Europa Conference League with Roma last season, and this year, Mourinho can go one step further by winning the Scudetto, which the historic Serie A side has not won since 2001.

Spurs’ interest has not waned though, and according to Italian outlet Calciomercato.com (via Inside Futbol), Conte is ‘putting a lot of pressure’ on Paratici to sign Zaniolo.

While there is still time for Tottenham to make another move for Zaniolo this summer, this latest development appears could put an end to the north London club’s hopes of bringing in the versatile midfielder, while the youngster remaining at the Stadio Olimpico is a ‘season-changing’ event for Roma.

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Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago

I’m loving our new profile faces.. Lol 👌

Cabspur
Cabspur
1 month ago

Your looking a bit square there Steve. 😂

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago
Reply to  Cabspur

Ha Ha, the monocle gives off an air of intelligence, like I’m a young Patrick Moore.. You’re a star mate!

Cabspur
Cabspur
1 month ago

😂

Cabspur
Cabspur
1 month ago

Goodbye Ndom !! Until next year….
if Casido goes to Man Urd apparently Real will be up for buying Hoiberg .

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 month ago
Reply to  Cabspur

I have just read this and find it hard to believe but if it was true, I think Spurs would sell him. I get the distinct feeling that Conte doesn’t rate him that highly

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
1 month ago
Reply to  Cabspur

I would take the money for Hojbjerg. I would be surprised if Real went for him though.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
1 month ago

Tie a young man’s knee cap round the Old Oak Tree …It might fit me ..and another please

Spurs47
Spurs47
1 month ago

Agents eh? Create a story, build into a thing, chuck it around social media and bingo. Outcome=double your boys wages. Sorted. Have we dodged a bullet? Undoubtedly.
Zaniola’s stats are not that impressive and his injury record is, well, worrying at best.
He is tall and apparently we have the tallest squad in the PL. Other than his height, which fair enough can come in handy, I can’t see that he ticks any other boxes for us. Harsh? Possibly, but so is £50m!

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 month ago

It’s all complete rubbish. It’s been reported that he’s going to sign a new contract with Roma. All smoke and mirrors. As for Malinovskyi, I don’t believe a word of it and if it’s true, which I highly doubt, it would be a terrible rebuttal of what a good window we have had so far. Maddison looks the best bet as our AM, but given the price that Forest have paid for Gibbs-White, God only know what Leicester might ask for him now.
Methinks that the £150 million war chest will be mostly full at the end of the window but if the Chelsea game taught us anything, it is that we are just not good enough at the moment.

Non-Spursy
Non-Spursy
1 month ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Maddison is great but Milenkovic Savic is a better option. He’s probably better than Maddison and can play in PEH and Bentancur’s positions effectively. Plus he’s cheaper. Maddison is homegrown, a bit younger and proven in the PL, but he’s too rigid and won’t accept bench warming

Brick Top
Brick Top
1 month ago
Reply to  Non-Spursy

I agree Milinkovic-Savic is a better option, but I don’t know about cheaper. You’d think he’d warrant a premium fee, currently rated at €70m by transfermarkt

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago
Reply to  Brick Top

Yeah he’s £63 million… He’d be a great signing. Probably worth paying up to £70-75 million.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago

More pance…

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

“Pance” in the collins dictionary , the only definition is ‘an archaic name for a pansy’..

I think you are saying ‘pants’ meaning ‘rubbish’? Or have you made up your own word?

judge
judge
1 month ago

I agree , its a load of ‘cobblairs’…………….

judge
judge
1 month ago

The continuous chat around the signing of Zanioli has become mind-numbing .
If he was in the Neymar , Haaland , Salah , De Bruyne envelope it would be fun , exciting but sadly it appears he is just an above average Italian footballer being given outrageous, unexplained media sensationalism akin to the second coming……….. Cant we just leave him where he is , if he’d wanted to come he’d have arrived by now .
The constant to and fro chit – chat is almost childish , there are better things – and players – to talk about .

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  judge

I totally agree. Journalists are so desperate to fill space that they repeat the same old rumours , or start new ones . Pathetic.

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

Is it too soon to begin calling him Nicolo ‘No Knees’ Zaniolo? This transfer seems destined to keep the medical staff busy following the departures of the perennially broken Lamela, Lo Celso and Tanganga.
The weekly discussions on Trans Europe Express often cover Zaniolo, and how his progress was blighted by a pair of ACL injuries on either knee in rapid succession. He’s had to change his physique with a knock on that his playing style has changed and his progress has been stunted as he struggles to adapt.

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