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.
Liverpool Defender Close To Leaving Anfield In £23m Deal
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is reportedly closing in on a move to Italian Serie A giants AS Roma.
This is according to the publication from popular Italian transfer news outlet Calciomercato which revealed that Liverpool are willing to let Dejan Lovren leave the club this summer.
The Premier League transfer window has ended but the European transfer market is still on till the start of next month.
AS Roma will pay around £23m including add-ons for Dejan Lovren according to the aforementioned publication.
Croatian international Lovren is the fourth choice centre-back at Liverpool at the moment behind the trio of Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.
He made just 18 appearances for Liverpool last season as the Reds won the Champions League title and also came close to winning the Premier League.
Dejan Lovren was an unused substitute as Liverpool beat fellow Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur to the Champions League title.
Liverpool beat Spurs 2-0 in their final clash to win a sixth European title thus becoming the third most successful team in the history of the competition behind Real Madrid (13 titles) and AC Milan (7 titles).
He has made 170 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions since his transfer from Southampton.
Man United Forward Set For Shock Move To Italy
Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez is reportedly set to leave the Premier League for Italy.
This is according to the publication from the Daily Telegraph which revealed that Alexis Sanchez is closing in on a loan move to AS Roma.
The Premier League transfer window ended on Thursday but the European transfer market is still on till the start of next month.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is open to the idea of letting Alexis Sanchez leave the club after the Chilean international star failed to settle cum live up to his price tag at Old Trafford.
Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United at the start of last year in a swap deal from North London giants Arsenal.
The swap deal involved Henrikh Mkhitaryan who moved in the other direction.
Alexis Sanchez spent three-and-a-half hugely successful years at Arsenal but he has not been able to replicate that form at the Theatre of Dreams.
He scored just three goals for Manchester United last season.
Alexis Sanchez has been busy all summer with his country at the 2019 COPA America tournament in Brazil.
He was part of the Chilean squad that reached the semifinals at the tournament which was won by hosts Brazil.
AS Roma Sign Arsenal Target Jordan Veretout On Loan
Italian Serie A giants AS Roma have completed the signing of midfielder Jordan Veretout from fellow top flight side Fiorentina.
French midfielder Veretout has joined AS Roma on loan with the obligation to sign him permanently at the end of his loan spell.
His transfer was confirmed on Saturday by AS Roma.
Jordan Veretout was linked with several clubs this summer before settling for AS Roma who recently appointed Paulo Sousa as their manager.
The Italian capital club was without a manager until his appointment.
Experienced manager Claudio Ranieri took charge of the team earlier this year (March) on a temporary basis till this summer.
The last permanent manager Eusebio Di Francesco resigned from his post in March shortly after the last 16 exit from the Champions League.
AS Roma were knocked out by Portuguese Super League giants FC Porto.
The Italians will pay €16m for Veretout next summer after the end of his one-year loan deal.
Arsenal were one of the clubs interested in him as a possible replacement for Aaron Ramsey who has signed for Italian champions Juventus.
The Gunners are still a body short in midfield after the free transfer exit at the end of his Arsenal contract.
AS Roma Agree On €19m For Arsenal Target
Italian Serie A giants AS Roma have reportedly agreed on a €19m bid for Fiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout.
The agreement for the midfielder was revealed by Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
It was also revealed that the Romans have been given permission by Fiorentina to discuss personal terms with the player.
French midfielder Jordan Veretout was previously linked with a move to Arsenal earlier this summer as the Gunners try to sign a replacement for Aaron Ramsey who has left for Juventus.
Welsh international Ramsey became a Juventus player at the start of this month.
The 28-year-old has signed a four-year deal at Juventus until the end of the 2022/23 season.
Aaron Ramsey spent over a decade as an Arsenal player before he left this summer.
The midfielder joined Arsenal as a teenager from English Championship club Cardiff City in 2008 after the Gunners won the race to sign him ahead of Manchester United.
The Gunners paid around £4.8m for his transfer.
During his time at Arsenal, Ramsey won three FA Cup titles.
He won the FA Cup title in 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Ramsey scored the winning goal during the 2014 FA Cup final against English Championship side Hull City and the 2017 FA Cup final against London rivals Chelsea.
AS Roma Confirm Interest In Man Utd Top Target
Italian Serie A giants AS Roma have confirmed their interest in Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld.
According to the club’s sporting director Gianluca Petrachi via Italian media outlet Football Italia, Roma want to sign Toby Alderweireld this summer.
He also said that former Tottenham Hotspur director Franco Baldini could use his influence to sign the Belgian international defender.
Toby Alderweireld has a release clause of £25m in his current contract with the North London giants.
AS Roma are in need of a new centre back ahead of the 2019/20 season billed for next season after the sale of Kostas Manolas earlier this summer.
Greek international Manolas joined fellow Italian Serie A club Napoli in a swap deal which saw midfielder Amadou Diawara move in the other direction.
Kostas Manolas was a key player for AS Roma for five years until the summer.
The Greek centre back had joined Roma from Olympiacos in 2014.
Toby Alderweireld could be the replacement for him at Roma.
Apart from a £25m release clause that becomes ineffective for the final two weeks of this transfer window, Toby Alderweireld has one year left on his contract with Spurs.
He made 50 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur during the last campaign.
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