According to Sky Italia, Tottenham Hotspur are in fact interested in signing Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini – but will have to move quickly to beat AC Milan to his signature.
Pellegrini, 22, hit four goals and seven assists last season, and his performances in the heart of the Roma midfield appear to be attracting major interest.
With Daniele De Rossi and Francesco Totti no longer involved with the club, Roma are losing their homegrown favourites – and Pellegrini could head the same way too.
The Rome-born midfielder, who followed Eusebio Di Francesco back to Roma from Sassuolo in 2017, is now wanted by Tottenham and AC Milan, who are keen to pay his €30million (£27million) release clause.
The reports of Tottenham being keen come after Calciomercato claimed just last week that Pellegrini himself had eyed up a move to Spurs as he wants to play Champions League football, with his agent in London to gauge interest.
It now seems that Spurs are indeed keen on Pellegrini, but with Milan interested too, Mauricio Pochettino and co would have to move quickly to secure the Italian's signature.
Pellegrini played a starring role for Italy's Under-21's on Sunday night, scoring a penalty with great confidence to secure a 3-1 win, whilst anyone would have been impressed with his combination of great athleticism and outstanding technical ability.
Pellegrini has a great all-round game, and if Spurs can't bring in Tanguy Ndombele or Giovani Lo Celso, Pellegrini may emerge as a lower-cost option for Pochettino as he looks to bolster his midfield options.
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