Roma reject approach from Premier League club for Zaniolo
AS Roma have rejected approaches from Premier League clubs for Nicolo Zaniolo, claiming that the Italian is no longer for sale.
Tottenham Hotspur have been interested in the Italian playmaker the most, with the 21-year-old being seen as Roma's most prized player.
Whilst Roma had seen selling Zaniolo as their option to finance a squad rebuild, with Spurs being challenged by Juventus and Inter for the Italian, Roma have gone back and stated that they do not want to sell him anymore.
According to reports, new owner Friedkin wants to see Roma challenge for the Serie A title, and insists that his reign will not start with the selling of Zaniolo.
With there being plenty of doubts over Tanguy Ndombele's future at Tottenham, Jose Mourinho has been looking at options to take his place, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy arranging for a group of club officials to meet with Roma to discuss a deal for Zaniolo.
However, Roma have made it clear that Zaniolo will stay at the club, with the Italian club no longer seeing the need to sell Zaniolo, after receiving plenty of funds from the new owner.
Despite suffering from a crucial ligament injury, Zaniolo still played very well this season, scoring eight goals and providing three assists, playing as either a winger or as a central midfielder.
Mourinho will now have to look at other options instead of Zaniolo, after already signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Matt Doherty and Joe Hart this window.