Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is keen to add Roma attacker Nicolo Zaniolo to his squad this summer, according to Corriere della Sera.
It is thought that a number of clubs are weighing up a move for the player, with the Serie A giants possibly under pressure to sell.
Juventus and Inter Milan are both keen; with Tottenham leading the chase overseas for his signature.
The 21-year-old has played 28 games for Roma this season, scoring seven goals and registering two assists.
A five-cap Italy international, Zaniolo has played in a number of roles under Paulo Fonseca. He has largely been used on the right-wing but has also found himself called upon as a No.10 and on the left-hand side.
Roma are hoping to recoup in the region of £50 million for one of their most promising youngsters; although his form of late has drawn some criticism from Fonseca.
Mourinho will know that next season is a big one for him at Tottenham. Having slipped out of the Champions League for next season, a return to Europe’s elite competition will be the priority.
Tottenham aren’t blessed with an abundance of attacking talent and with that in mind, a move for Zaniolo makes perfect sense.
A former Spurs star would certainly endorse a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Luka Modric a big fan.
During an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, the Croatian said: “I’ve always liked stylish players; Totti, Del Piero, Pirlo. Now there are young players who promise a lot, above all Zaniolo. A pure talent.”
Tottenham are on course to reach the Europa League, although it isn’t in their hands going into the last game of the campaign.
Zaniolo is skilful, quick and is capable of chipping in with goals. As a result, his presence in Mourinho’s squad could ensure Spurs finish higher in the Premier League next season.