Chelsea renewed interest in 21-year-old Italy international

The London giants are among the teams closely monitoring the situation of Nicolo Zaniolo. The Roma attacker has recently returned to full fitness after a long injury layoff and might be cleared for action after Easter.

The report comes just a few days after Man United were on the prowl for Italy international, with the PL giants ready to table a €30m offer for him. They are also reportedly willing to offer a handsome €5m per year salary in an attempt to lure him to England.

Giallorossi, though, do consider Nicolo to be a vital part of the club’s future despite the attacker’s fair share of injuries over the past 18 months. In fact, the recurring ACL problems have kept Zaniolo out on the sidelines for the majority of the past two campaigns, with the footballer yet to make a single appearance in the 2020/21 season.

It doesn’t deter Blues, however, with the German coach keen on reinforcements in the creative department despite boasting the services of a world-class unit at Chelsea.

Thomas Tuchel is particularly hoping to replace Hakim Ziyech as the Moroccan attacker clearly hasn’t been able to live up to the expectations in the PL. In the 21-year-old attacker, Tuchel can not only find the perfect replacement for Ziyech but also a potential upgrade as the Roma teenager is a more tactically astute operator in the final third.

Thanks to Paulo Fonseca, the ex-Fiorentina prodigy has learned to play in a variety of attacking roles that could aid Tuchel in his bid to accommodate the player in his tactical setup.