Euro Paper Talk: Fabio Paratici in talks over smart Nicolo Zaniolo deal as Tottenham also eye swap deal for towering Serb; Leeds offered chance to sign speedy striker

Nicolo Zaniolo (22) of Roma seen in the Coppa Italia match between Inter and Roma at Giuseppe Meazza in Milano

Tottenham are looking to strike an extraordinary deal for Nicolo Zaniolo and are also hopeful of signing a Fiorentina star, Leeds are considering their next move having been offered an explosive striker, while Monday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Sevilla and Man Utd are set for talks over a player.


Tottenham are growing increasingly hopeful they can seal the signing of Nicolo Zaniolo amid claims Roma are willing to sell.

Jose Mourinho’s side have already added Paulo Dybala to his attack this summer, and wants Andrea Belotti next. And with Tammy Abraham and Lorenzo Pellegrini at his disposal, Zaniolo could be the odd man out.

Roma rate Zaniolo highly, with a fee of £50m previously proving prohibitive.

However, as per Foot Mercato, Spurs director Fabio Paractici is in talks over a potential loan.

The wily Tottenham chief is in charge of transfer negotiations at Spurs and is known to be a smart operator. And the French outlet claims he is set to strike gold over a deal for Zaniolo, which will replicate the club’s Dejan Kulusevski signing.

The Sweden winger joined in January on an initial loan with Tottenham sweetening the deal with a staggered permanent deal scheme.

Now they look set to repeat the trick with Zaniolo, per the source.

They state the Italy star will likely sign for Spurs on an initial loan, giving Tottenham the option to make the move permanent next summer.

Spurs will reportedly pay just £8.3m (€10m) now, with a further £34m (€40m) due next summer.

That arrangement gives Spurs the option to assess how Nicolo Zaniolo fits in. It will also give Antonio Conte the chance to land his No 1 summer target.

Tottenham also looking to Nikola Milenkovic swap deal

That might not be the final Tottenham Hotspur raid on Serie A this summer either, if reports are accurate.

Indeed, Spurs are reportedly one of three clubs firmly in the mix to sign Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic.

The Serb stands at an imposing 6ft 5in and is one of Italian football’s toughest defenders.

As per La Nazione, Milenkovic will decide which of his suitors to sign for.

The likes of Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan are also considering moves.

Spurs interested in Nicolo Zaniolo

Spurs are looking into Roma's Nicolo Zaniolo as he could be available this summer.

However, it is Tottenham who seemingly lead the chase, with Fiorentina reportedly keen on Giovani Lo Celso.

As such, the report claims La Viola are open to a possible swap deal. Spurs would need a cash adjustment too, though that seemingly wouldn’t be much with the Argentina midfielder rated at around £18m.

Fiorentina are reportedly targeting Ajax defender Perr Schuurs as Milenkovic’s replacement.


Julian Quiñones during Athletico Paranaense x Deportes Tolima

Leeds United are considering their next move, having been directly offered the chance to sign Atlas’ Colombian striker Julian Quinones. (Foot Mercato)

Chelsea are circling Denzel Dumfries’ name in red with the Inter star emerging as a top target for Thomas Tuchel. (FCInterNews)

Sevilla are chasing a deal for unwanted Manchester United left Alex Telles. (Fabrizio Romano)

Eintracht Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic will sign for West Ham in the next three days if Juventus don’t follow up their interest in the wing-back during that time. (Calciomercato)

Leicester City are ready to move for £12.5m-rated (€15m) Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret, amid talk Kasper Schmeichel could depart for Nice. (Area Napoli)

Ajax are standing firm after receiving a second Manchester United offer for Antony, with the Amsterdammers determined not to sell. (Goal Brasil)


RB Leipzig players Konrad Laimer, Angelino and Dani Olmo

Chelsea are looking at RB Leipzig’s left-back Angelino as their No 1 option to replace Barcelona target Marcos Alonso. (Sport)

Nottingham Forest are considering a £8.3m (€10m) move sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe. (Le 10 Sport)

Raul de Tomas is ready to reject offers from Bayern Munich in the hope that Real Madrid follow up on their interest in him. (AS)

Getafe and Celta Vigo are battling it out to secure the services of unwanted Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite. (AS)

Alexis Sanchez is on the brink of terminating his Inter Milan contract and joining Marseille on a free transfer. (Al Aire Libre)

Roberto Firmino is playing down claims he will leave Liverpool this summer and sign for Juventus by declaring ‘I love this city‘. (TNT Sports)


Mikkel Damsgaard of Uc Sampdoria looks on during the Serie A match between Juventus Fc and Uc Sampdoria

Brentford are reportedly offering £9.1m (€11m) with £5.8m (€7m) in bonuses for Sampdoria winger Mikkel Damsgaard

Chelsea are offering Real Madrid the chance to sign former target Timo Werner as they seek to move the Germany flop along. (Marca)

Juventus are ready to move for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic after Paul Pogba (knee) and Weston McKennie (shoulder) both suffered injuries. (Corriere dello Sport)

Lazio are closing on the signing of Spezia’s Ivan Provedel after positive talks with the goalkeeper’s agent. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Roma are pushing forward with plans to sign Andrea Belotti on a free transfer with Valencia also keen on the Italy striker. (AS)

West Ham are preparing an improved bid for Piotr Zielinski and may be ready to spend as much as £33.5m (€40m). (Il Matino)