On July 11th, several Italian newspapers reported AS Roma are interested in signing Toby Alderweireld, who has one year left on his contract at Tottenham Hotspur.
Calciomercato now states Franco Baldini will travel to London and meet the officials of the north London club to discuss about the defender.
It’s claimed the Belgian has already said yes to the Giallorossi, but the latter will try to lower the transfer fee as they are unwilling to pay his release clause.
During the discussion between the two clubs for Alderweireld, Calciomercato say the topic of Nicolò Zaniolo will also be brought up as the midfielder is a transfer target for the Champions League runners-up.
Spurs are ‘ready to offer’ €40m plus the former Southampton man in order to sign Zaniolo.
Roma can use the funds to sign Juventus’ Gonzalo Higuain and Agustín Almendra of Boca Juniors.
In contrast, Corriere dello Sport claims the two clubs will not discuss Zaniolo today as Mauricio Pochettino’s side will not spend big on signing another midfielder unless Christian Eriksen is sold this summer.