Roma Turn Down First Swap Offer from Milan for Zaniolo

Milan have made their opening bid to sign Nicolò Zaniolo, but Roma quickly rejected it. The Giallorossi will try to prolong the contract of the attacker, which is up in 2024, before eventually making him available on the transfer market.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Rossoneri offered €25M plus Alexis Saelemaekers. The Giallorossi are not interested in the Belgian midfielder. Plus, they considered his evaluation in the package, €20M, way too high. Without an extension, La Lupa would want at least €40M to part ways with the 22-year-old, Tuttomercatoweb informs.

Claudio Vigorelli, the agent of Zaniolo, quickly addressed the Milan buzz to Sportitalia.

“It would be a very nice piece of news, but I know nothing about it.”

The Rossoneri are determined to sign a left-footed right winger to bolster their frontline. Domenico Berardi is also on their shortlist, but his price tag is considerable too, and he is older. Charles De Ketelaere is versatile and could feature in such role. However, Club Brugge would reportedly rather keep him for another season, while they are more open to selling Noa Lang.

Our Take on Milan Tracking Zaniolo

The starlet has not had a particularly remarkable season, but it should not be forgotten that it was his first full one after two straight ACL tears. While he carries some baggage, his talent is undeniable, and he might go up a level in a side where he would not be the center of attention. Capturing Zaniolo would be quite a statement for the new Milan era.