On February 8th, Italian journalist Enrico Camelio reported only Manchester United have ‘actually moved’ for Nicolò Zaniolo.
Camelio’s claims were relayed by JuveLive, who had then stated the Red Devils are ready to make an ‘important investment’ for the AS Roma star.
The Old Trafford side continued to be named as a suitor for the player, who can operate in midfield or on the right wing.
José Mourinho has used him in these two positions this season, and he has scored four goals and added five assists across all competitions. Juventus have been credited with an interest in the Italy international, but they are not alone.
According to ASRomaLive.it, a few English clubs have made contact, including United, who, at the moment, have held talks. It has not been made clear whether they’re talking with the Serie A side or the player.
Zaniolo’s agent Claudio Vigorelli told Corriere dello Sport there has been no talks with Roma over a new deal. His contract expires in 2024.
“Regarding a possible renewal with extension of Nicolò’s contract, I would like to underline that at the moment there is no type of negotiation with the club,” the representative explained.
“In fact, Zaniolo is totally focused on finishing the league and the UEFA Conference League matches in the best possible way, with the utmost commitment and the utmost determination.”
ASRomaLive.it warns the Giallorossi to address the Italy international’s contract situation as soon as possible, so that they don’t end up settling for a lower price, if they were to sell him.
At the moment, Zaniolo’s valuation is at €40-50m and should he continue to impress for the rest of the season, the figure can ‘drastically increase’.
In other words, if Manchester United or any other club want him in the summer, they should at least keep €40m aside to secure the attacker’s signature.