AC Milan are in talks with Nicolo Zaniolo’s agent over a potential move but are laying the groundwork in view of the summer, according to a report.
La Gazzetta dello Sport (as seen below) begin a report on Zaniolo by stating that Roma are counting on selling players to aid their budget given they are on around €219m losses, and it is Spurs and Milan that are interested above all in signing him.
Zaniolo’s agent Claudio Vigorelli is planning a telephone call with Fabio Paratici, the director of Tottenham, who are the winger’s favoured destination at the moment, while West Ham and Leicester remain in the background.
His agent is also ready to leave for London if things get serious, but for now Spurs are only willing to offer a loan with obligation to buy set at around €30m, but it would be an obligation only under certain conditions such as qualifying for the next Champions League which will not be easy.
Vigorelli was also contacted by Milan who – as they did last summer – expressed their interest and told him that if the negotiation with Spurs not unlock, they are ready to intervene in the summer because the player is interested in joining the Rossoneri.
If Gerry Cardinale gave the green light, Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara would be happy to move this month to steal Zaniolo from the competition. On the other hand, given that the striker’s contract expires in 2024, in six months his value would plummet, putting Roma in great difficulty and facilitating a cut-price (and therefore lower risk) deal.