Chelsea are reportedly offering Christian Pulisic in a swap deal for top Tottenham target Nicolo Zaniolo.

The Italy international has also been the subject of interest from Newcastle this summer, but it’s Spurs who have been most heavily linked, with manager Antonio Conte and director Fabio Paratici both said to be big admirers.

Zaniolo wasn’t in the greatest form last campaign as he contributed just two goals and two assists from an attacking role for Roma.

ButJose Mourinho is well aware of his pedigree and reports suggest they won’t let him leave for less than €50m (£42.3m).

A report has claimed that Zaniolo is Paratici’s ‘old obsession’ from his time at Juventus with the Tottenham transfer chief appreciating his compatriot’s abilities.

But bids to meet Roma’s demands through offering Tanguy Ndombele or Japhet Tanganga in exchange were snubbed by Roma, with Spurs refusing Mourinho’s desire to see Oliver Skipp instead included in the deal.