Tottenham Hotspur continue to be linked with a move for the Roma playmaker Nicolo Zaniolo.
The 23-year-old Italian midfielder is apparently an important target for manager Antonio Conte and the Spurs boss is currently pressurising the club hierarchy to sign him before the transfer window closes.
However, a report from Calciomercato claims that Tottenham are unwilling to meet the €60 million asking price for the talented young playmaker.
The report says, ‘Tottenham does not seem inclined to such an important outlay despite Conte’s pressure.’
It is no secret that Tottenham need to add more creativity to their midfield and Zaniolo would be a quality long-term acquisition.
The Italian is not the only creative midfielder linked with a move to Spurs this summer. The Londoners have been linked with a move for the Leicester City star James Maddison as well.
The England international is unlikely to be a cheap option either and it will interesting to see if Spurs are willing to break the bank in order to improve their midfield this summer.
Zaniolo is more of a creator compared to Maddison, who can score goals consistently.
The Roma midfielder is versatile enough to operate in the wide areas as well as the number ten position. He has the potential to develop into a top-class player and someone like Conte could help unlock his potential.