Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly ready to offer €50 million to sign Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo, according to a prominent Italian journalist.

Spurs were again linked with a move for the 21-year-old this week after holding talks about a swap involving Zaniolo and defender Toby Alderweireld last summer.

They ended up moving for other targets instead last year, including midfield duo Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso.

Now though Tottenham are prepared to submit an offer for the midfielder, who Mourinho wants to bolster his squad.

Italian journalist Nicolo Schira claims that Spurs are looking to launch the first bid in the region of £45.1 million for the five-cap Italy star.

“Jose Mourinho wants Nicolo Zaniolo,” Schira tweeted.

“Tottenham are ready to offer €50 million (£45.1 million) AS Roma ask €60-70 million (£54.1-£63.1 million) to sell the Italian midfielder.

“Juventus are really interested in him and Inter Milan are looking (they have 15 per cent on a future fees).”

Manchester United, Juventus and Inter Milan are all believed to have registered their interest. But Mourinho is thought to be desperate to add Zaniolo, who only joined Roma in 2018 from Inter.

Inter though are unlikely to pursue the player with executive Giuseppe Marotta saying to Sky Sport Italia: “He’s one of most interesting players in the league, but we haven’t approached Roma officials and probably won’t.”

Source: TEAMtalk media