Tottenham could land Mourinho his next Lampard with £55m swoop for “explosive” sensation


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Tottenham are interested in AS Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo. But according to Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness), AS Roma have rejected bids of £45m from several teams, one of which are Spurs and have claimed that another £9-18m will be needed to secure his signature.

There’s also a suggestion that the Serie A club’s owners have taken the Italian playmaker off the market unless their valuation is met. Zaniolo is one of Europe’s hottest talents right now having picked up five caps already by the age of 21 whilst domestically this season alone, he’s provided eight goals and four assists.

The versatile all-rounded midfielder also averaged 2.3 dribbles, 1.7 shots and one key pass per appearance across the Europa League and the Serie A.

Ex-Inter head coach Stefano Vecchi dubbed him a “modern mezzala” before describing him as a “[Steven] Gerrard, [Frank] Lampard-type” during an interview with Goal.


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