According to Corriere della Sera, Tottenham Hotspur are among the frontrunners in the race to sign Nicolo Zaniolo but the player is keen to stay at Roma.

Zaniolo’s future in the Italian capital has been placed into question.

A recent report from Corriere dello Sport claims Roma are under financial pressure and the club fears they could lose their prized asset for a cheaper fee.

Moreover, Zaniolo’s recent performances have prompted stinging criticism from Paulo Fonseca, with the Roma manager blasting his player’s lack of attitude and responsibility.

Corriere della Sera claim Spurs, Inter and Juventus are leading the chase to sign him.

Mourinho is said to seek a move for the Italy international due to his determination and physical attributes suited to a starring role in the Premier League.