Three-time European champions Manchester United have reportedly joined the race to sign highly rated AS Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo.
According to the publication from popular Italian transfer news portal Calciomercato, Manchester United want to sign young Italian player.
The Red Devils have joined fellow Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign the player rated at £25m.
Apart from the Premier League duo of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, Nicolo Zaniolo has also been linked with a move to Italian Serie A champions Juventus.
The 20-year-old has been able to make his mark on Italian football in a short space of time.
Nicolo Zaniolo has spent just one season as an AS Roma player on the back of his move from fellow Italian top flight club Inter Milan.
Roma signed him in a swap deal which saw Radja Nainggolan move in the other direction with Inter Milan paying more money.
His best game for AS Roma came in the Champions League clash with Portuguese Super League giants FC Porto.
Zaniolo scored a brace to help AS Roma overcome FC Porto in the first leg of their last 16 clash.
His brace gave AS Roma a 2-1 win over the Portuguese club.
Transfer Ratings: Alexis Sanchez To AS Roma
The interest of AS Roma in Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez has dominated the Italian newspapers in the last two days. The capital club is keen to sign the attacker for the new season despite his disappointing spell in Italy this season.
According to various media outlets in Italy, AS Roma want to take the Chilean international on loan for next season. Alexis Sanchez has been on loan at Inter Milan this season and he has hardly made any positive impact on the Nerazzuri partly due to being out of action got several months because of an ankle injury.
Manchester United had to farm Alexis Sanchez out on loan to Italy at the start of this campaign after a disastrous 18 months at the club. He failed to reach the least expectation demanded of a player who’s the highest paid at Old Trafford with weekly wages said to be around £500,000.
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Alexis Sanchez was one of the best players in the Premier League while he was at Arsenal but the Chilean forward has not been able to rediscover that form at the Theatre of Dreams following his swap transfer at the start of 2018. Henrikh Mkhitaryan moved to Arsenal from Manchester United in a deal that saw Sanchez move in the other direction.
Manchester United saw off rivals Manchester City in the race for Alexis Sanchez and it is safe to say that they have not gotten their money’s worth on the player who scored just five goals in 18 months at Old Trafford.
A change of environment and league was expected to improve his form but that has not happened at Inter Milan who are not even considering making his loan move permanent. The interest of AS Roma is good news for Manchester United though the club will most likely need to continue to pay a certain percentage of his hefty wages for the loan move will happen.
Transfer Ratings for Alexis Sanchez to AS Roma: 7/10.
Why Roma Want Adnan Januzaj After Liverpool’s Shaqiri Snub
Italian capital club AS Roma have turned their attention to former Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj who is on the payroll of Spanish La Liga side Real Sociedad.
AS Roma are looking for a replacement for wide midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo who will miss several months after a serious knee injury.
Zaniolo is also a big doubt for the 2020 European Championships later this year as a result of the big injury which he sustained during the league game at home to Italian champions Juventus last week Sunday.
His injury marred the game which saw Juventus return to the Italian Serie A summit after several weeks in second position behind fellow title challengers Inter Milan.
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Juventus beat AS Roma 2-1 in front of their fans to make it four straight league wins.
Roma had two immediate options for Zaniolo’s replacements but they have been rebuffed in their quest to sign one of the two options.
AC Milan winger Suso and Liverpool star Xerdan Shaqiri were the options for AS Roma.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp categorically said that Shaqiri is not for sale.
Roma have turned their tentacles to Adnan Januzaj who has scored four goals in 12 appearances for his Spanish club.
He’s available on loan with the option of a permanent transfer for £12.7m.
Liverpool Reject Transfer Offer For Midfielder
Italian giants AS Roma have seen their offer for Liverpool midfielder Xerdan Shaqiri rejected by the Premier League table-toppers.
The AS Roma offer for Shaqiri was confirmed by popular Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano via his official Twitter account.
It was revealed that Roma want to take Xerdan Shaqiri on loan until the end of this season but they were met with firm resistance from Liverpool as club manager Jurgen Klopp wants to count on the Swiss international with a busy schedule coming up as from next month when the Champions League resumes.
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AS Roma see Xerdan Shaqiri as the replacement for the injured Nicolo Zaniolo who will miss the next six months at least after the young Italian national team player injured his knee.
Italian winger Zaniolo sustained the serious right knee injury during the game against Juventus in the league at the weekend.
The 20-year-old player is now a big doubt for the Italian team for the upcoming 2020 European Championships across various venues across the continent.
Zaniolo and Roma were beaten 2-1 at home by Juventus as the Old Lady returned to the top of the table after the slip up from Inter Milan on Saturday, 24 hours earlier from the Roma-Juventus clash.
Arsenal Receive Offer For £180,000-a-week Attacker
Italian capital club AS Roma will have to offer more money to Arsenal if they want to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan on a permanent transfer.
Armenian international Mkhitaryan is in the middle of his loan spell at AS Roma from parent club Arsenal.
He signed for the Italians from Arsenal and the former Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United midfielder has impressed at the Stadio Olimpico.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan was farmed out on loan to Roma after an average season and he has been able to resurrect his career at the Stadio Olimpico.
His form has pushed Roma to fourth place on the league table in the top flight of Italian football.
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Forza Roma stated that Henrikh Mkhitaryan is the subject of a €10m bid from AS Roma and that it has been turned down by Arsenal who want more money for the playmaker.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan signed for Arsenal as part of the high profile Alexis Sanchez deal to Manchester United but the two players were not able to perform well for their clubs.
Alexis Sanchez struggled at Manchester United and was farmed out on loan to Inter Milan after 18 months just like what’s obtainable with Mkhitaryan who is also on a loan deal to Italy and also earns £180,000 weekly.
Mourinho Wants Serie A Striker At Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in a deal to bring AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko back to the Premier League.
This is according to the Daily Mirror which disclosed that Jose Mourinho has requested for information on the player as he searches for a backup striker to ease the pressure on Harry Kane.
England international captain Harry Kane has been the main striker at Tottenham Hotspur for over five years and new manager Jose Mourinho is keen to give him a helping hand in the form of former Manchester City player Dzeko.
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AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko was part of the Manchester City team that won the first ever Premier League title for the Citizens under the stewardship of Italian tactician Roberto Mancini during the 2011/12 campaign.
According to the report from the Daily Mirror, ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has sent a trusted ally to get one or two things on Edin Dzeko.
Harry Kane showed that he can cope with the workload at Spurs after the Englishman scored two goals to lead his team to a 5-0 win over Burnley at home in the Premier League.
Edin Dzeko has two years on his AS Roma contract at the moment.
Arsenal Plotting Audacious Bid For Man United Player
Struggling Premier League giants Arsenal have turned their attention to a Manchester United loanee as they try to solve their glaring defensive problems according to the Daily Mirror.
Arsenal have made a poor start to the Premier League this season and that could be traced to their problems defensively.
The Gunners have two clean sheets only in 15 league games this season.
The aforementioned report said that the North Londoners are interested in signing AS Roma defender Chris Smalling who’s on loan at the Italian capital club from Manchester United.
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Chris Smalling became surplus to requirements at Manchester United after the world-record arrival of Harry Maguire from fellow Premier League team Leicester City this summer.
Manchester United paid £80m for Harry Maguire thus making the England international the most expensive defender in world football ahead of Liverpool star Virgil Van Dijk.
Chris Smalling had no choice but to leave Manchester United and he has been better for it after his sensational start to life at AS Roma.
Arsenal sent scouts to watch him in action on Friday night during the Italian Serie A game with hosts and league leaders Inter Milan.
Everton and Leicester City are also monitoring his situation at AS Roma ahead of next summer.
Finally, Arsenal To Swoop In For 30-year-old Defender
North London giants Arsenal are said to be interested in signing one of the best defenders in the Italian Serie A this season.
This is according to the publication from the stables of the Daily Mirror which revealed that the Gunners are keen to sign AS Roma center-back Chris Smalling who has been one of the standout defenders in the Italian top flight this term.
Chris Smalling has been able to turn his fortunes around in the Italian capital of Rome in this campaign following a couple of average seasons with Manchester United before his transfer in September.
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The England international player joined AS Roma from Manchester United on loan until next summer.
England manager Gareth Southgate has left Chris Smalling out of his squad for the better part of the last two years and that could be about to change after he watches him in action alongside his assistant Steve Holland.
Gareth Southgate and Steve Holland were in attendance as AS Roma played out a goalless draw with hosts and league leaders Inter Milan during their league meeting on Friday night.
Chris Smalling played the entire duration of the game for AS Roma and was one of the best players on the pitch.
PSG And Man United Keen On €60m Transfer For Serie A Midfielder
One of the best young midfielders in the Italian Serie A is being monitored by two European heavyweights according to the latest reports coming out of the media in Italy.
AS Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo is widely regarded as one of the best young players in Italy and he’s attracting the interest of two of the best teams on the European football stage.
French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Premier League club Manchester United are on his trail according to the specific report from Italian news portal II Messaggero.
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It was revealed that the two clubs will have to pay around €60m (£52m) to sign Italian international Zaniolo.
PSG sporting director Leonardo is monitoring his situation at AS Roma, while Manchester United have watched him on several occasions.
AS Roma understand that it will be difficult to hang on to his services and that it would be tough for him to emulate club legends Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi who spent many years at the club.
Totti played for just AS Roma throughout his club career.
Nicolo Zaniolo has scored five goals from midfielder for AS Roma in all competitions this term including three goals in the league.