Sevilla join race to sign Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo

Zaniolo is set for a legal battle with AS Roma

TRANSFERS Sevilla join race to sign Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo

Joba Ogunwale 17:51 - 30.01.2023

The Italy international could join the Spanish side before the transfer window shuts after asking to leave Roma.

Sevilla are the latest side to join the race to sign wantaway Italy star Nicolo Zaniolo from Serie A side AS Roma. 

Zaniolo has been linked with a move away from Roma after the 23-year-old asked to leave the club this month. 

Zaniolo wants out at Roma 

The Italy international has already been frozen out of the club’s first-team duties as he is not willing to play for Roma anymore. 

Roma have accepted Zaniolo’s wishes and are ready to let the 23-year-old leave this month for the right offer. 

Nicolo Zaniolo has asked to leave Roma.

I Giallorossi are reportedly seeking €40 million for Zaniolo, but they are also willing to let him leave on a loan deal with an obligation to buy. 

But only Bournemouth were willing to meet Roma’s conditions, although AC Milan were also interested. 

Sevillla join Zaniolo race

However, Zaniolo rejected the Cherries, with the Italy star seeking a top club. He may now get his wish as Sevilla have now entered the race. 

According to La Reppublica as per Roma Press, Ramon Monchi, Sevilla’s sporting director, has contacted Roma over a possible move for Zaniolo. 

Nicolo Zaniolo has been linked with a move Sevilla.

Monchi is familiar with Zaniolo’s qualities as he was formerly with Roma before leaving for Sevilla. 

The Spanish club are reportedly seeking a loan move for the Italy international with an option to buy. 

However, it remains to be seen if they will be willing to match Roma’s valuation of the player. Roma will only sell for the price tag they have placed on him and will not consider selling him below that. 

The capital club already feel betrayed by Zaniolo after rejecting Bournemouth’s offer, which matched Roma’s valuation. 

As a result, Roma are ready to play hard ball and will take the necessary disciplinary steps if the matter lingers on for long. 

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Zaniolo’s contract at Roma expires in 2024. 

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