Tottenham make £45.6m bid to sign Liverpool target as Pochettino continues overhaul

By on July 8, 2019

Managers are working hard trying to strengthen their squads during the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Here, Tottenham have made their move for Nicolo Zaniolo….

Tottenham have tabled an offer worth £20.6m in cash plus Toby Alderweireld for the signature of Liverpool target Nicolo Zaniolo, according to reports in Italy via The Sun.

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Zaniolo has emerged as one of the most highly-rated youngsters in Italian football since joining AS Roma from Inter Milan last summer as the 20-year-old forced his way into their starting eleven with a string of impressive performances.

The attacking midfielder contributed 6 goals and 2 assists in his 36 appearances in all competitions last season and he made his debut for the senior Italian national team back in March after being given a call-up by boss Roberto Mancini.

Zaniolo’s huge potential has alerted clubs here in the Premier League as The Sun are citing a report from Corriere dello Sport that claims Tottenham and Liverpool have both expressed an interest in the midfielder.

Jurgen Klopp is only expected to make minor changes to his Champions League winning squad this summer and a midfielder isn’t thought to be a priority so the Italian publication says Liverpool were hoping to wait until next summer before formalising their interest in Zaniolo.

However, that’s likely to be too late as Corriere dello Sport claims the youngster is expected to leave Roma this summer and Tottenham have now tabled a firm offer worth £20.6m [€23m] in cash plus they’ve included Alderweireld as part of the deal.

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The Belgian centre-back has a buyout clause in his contract worth £25m this summer so Tottenham’s deal is worth just under £46m and the report says it’s being seriously considered by Roma officials.

Spurs will face competition as Corriere dello Sport says Juventus have also tabled an offer for Zaniolo’s signature but it’s below Tottenham’s bid so the north Londoners appear to be in pole position to secure a deal.

The London giants are clearly serious about signing Zaniolo as the Italian publication says Spurs have offered him a six-year contract and a deal is expected to be agreed if the player accepts Tottenham’s proposal.

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Mauricio Pochettino has already splashed out on Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke this summer but the Argentinean coach is hoping to further strengthen his squad and it appears Zaniolo is firmly on his radar.

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