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Report: Roma rejected Tottenham's Zalewski approach; Chelsea now keen
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Report: Roma rejected Tottenham's Zalewski approach; Chelsea now keen

Roma rejected Tottenham’s approach for Nicola Zalewski in the summer, and are now trying to tie him down to a new contract amid interest from Chelsea, according to a report from Calciomercato.

Spurs and Roma were involved in a lot of rumours together over the summer. Of course, the main protagonist was Nicolo Zaniolo. At one stage, reports claimed that Zaniolo had his bags packed ready to join Antonio Conte’s side.

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But there were suggestions that Jose Mourinho may sign players from Spurs too. Reports claimed Tanguy Ndombele was a target, and there was also talk surrounding Japhet Tanganga amongst others.

But it seems that there was another Roma player Tottenham had their eye on, it seems.

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In fact, according to Calciomercato, the Giallorossi said no to Spurs when they asked about Zalewski. They also turned down Paris Saint-Germain.

It is not clear whether Tottenham still want the 20-year-old. But there is interest. Calciomercato claims that Chelsea now want the left-sided youngster.

Roma want to agree a new deal with Zalewski. They are prepared to triple his salary to keep him in the Italian capital until 2027.

Roma rejected Tottenham’s approach for Zalewski

Tottenham may feel that they do not need to go back in for Zalewski. They went on to sign Destiny Udogie. And with Ryan Sessegnon and Ivan Perisic already in the squad, Spurs probably feel that they have enough depth.

But Antonio Conte sometimes sees something in a player that few others pick up on. So it would not necessarily be out of the question for the Tottenham boss to find a role for him in the future.

It does appear that it is now Chelsea leading the charge. And it is already looking as though January could be hugely important for the Blues.

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