Becoming a thing towards the end of April, Tottenham’s interest in Nicolo Zaniolo hasn’t gone away.

At least, Corriere dello Sport’s Rome edition don’t think so.

Looking at the youngster’s poor(er) form over the past month or so, the Italian newspaper try and work out what has caused the lacklustre performance, which could come down to a number of factors.

Plucked from the reserve team by Eusebio di Francesco, the 19-year-old could just be fatigued, yet his ongoing contract renewal talks could also be weighing on his mind.

Thought to be all sorted, the fact Roma could still miss out on the Champions League is a problem, as the club will need to be wary of expenditure without the extra cash.

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Furthermore, if players like Kostas Manolas, Cengiz Ünder and Edin Dzeko aren’t sold, that leaves less wiggle room in the wage budget to secure Zaniolo’s future at the club.

Corriere dello Sport go on to explain that, should this lead to the Serie A outfit considering his sale, Tottenham are a ‘concrete pretender’ for his signature.

The Italian newspaper state Spurs are offering ‘around €55m’ to sign him ‘straight away’, €8m of which would go to Inter as part of the original deal Roma signed him on.

Such a transfer would only happen as an ‘emergency scenario’ if all other options had been exhausted, but if it reached that point, Corriere agree such a profit would be one ‘that cannot be renounced’.