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Zaniolo set to extend his Roma deal

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Nicolo Zaniolo could be on the verge of putting pen to paper on a new deal at the Stadio Olimpico after Roma rejected Tottenham Hotspur’s approach.

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Zaniolo’s future at Roma had been hanging in the balance due to growing concerns about the club’s financial struggle until the Friedkin Group takeover earlier this month.

The new ownership has established economic stability, allowing the Giallorossi to discard the prospect of selling some of their standout performers.

One of the players initially expected to move on in order to bring in funds was Zaniolo, who has a host of admirers across Europe.

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Juventus and several Premier League clubs are keeping close tabs on the 21-year-old.

But, it was Tottenham, who tried to outmaneuver the competition by tabling a €50million bid for the coveted Italian midfielder.

According to the ForzaItalianFootball, Roma didn’t think twice before shipping the proposal back to the sender.

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Instead of offloading their gem, the Rome-based outfit are looking to tie him down to a bumper new contract that would see Zaniolo’s annual salary increase to €3million.

The former Inter Milan starlet extend his deal in the Italian capital city only last summer, but fresh terms would keep him at the Stadio Olimpico until 2025.

Arrived at Roma as part of the deal to take Radja Nainggolan to Inter, Zaniolo has amassed 14 goals and six assists in 69 appearances for the club.

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After recovering from a cruciate ligament rupture, he regained his first-team status under Paulo Fonseca in the wake of the football resumption back in May.