Report: Conte is telling Paratici he really wants Spurs to sign Zaniolo
Antonio Conte is continuing to insist to Fabio Paratici that he wants Nicolo Zaniolo, but Calciomercato reports that the attacking midfielder signing a new contract with Roma is more likely than a move to Tottenham.
The links with Zaniolo refuse to go away. Of course, reports have previously claimed that Conte views Zaniolo as a dream signing.
And it seemed that the 23-year-old was ready to make the move. Reports suggested that he had his bags packed before Jose Mourinho insisted that he needs to stay.
And with that, talks between Tottenham and Roma reportedly came to an end in recent days. However, it seems Conte is not ready to throw in the towel.
According to Calciomercato, he is continuing to really insist to Paratici that he wants Zaniolo signed. The club are apparently yet to bid.
Unfortunately for Tottenham, Calciomercato claims that Zaniolo is closer to signing a new deal with the Giallorossi than he is to making the move to Spurs in the final days of the window.
Conte continuing to insist that he wants Zaniolo signed
It would now be a surprise if Tottenham signed Zaniolo. They have done so much business in this window. And Paratici appears to have done a good job of providing the additions Conte wants.
So the fact that Zaniolo remains at Roma surely hints that it is going to be incredibly difficult to get him brought in.
Reports have suggested that the Serie A side want £42 million for the ‘incredible‘ Italy international. And he is seemingly open to signing a new deal with his current club.
A move may be out of the question this summer. But with Conte such a fan, it would be no surprise if Tottenham’s pursuit of Zaniolo started up again in the coming windows.
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