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Juventus confident of finalising Nicolo Zaniolo deal this week

Zaniolo looks set to join Juve
Zaniolo looks set to join Juve / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Contributor
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Juventus are confident of finalising a deal to sign Nicolo Zaniolo from AS Roma this week, 90min understands.

The creative midfielder scored six goals in Roma's successful UEFA Europa Conference League campaign last season, having returned to the squad following a second serious ACL injury. After a year of proving his fitness, Zaniolo has now set his sights on a move away from I Giallorossi this summer.

90min understands that Juve are heavy favourites to sign the Italian international, and they believe they can finalise a deal within the next week.


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Zaniolo had been linked with a move to Tottenham in recent months as well, and Roma even held talks with the Lilywhites, but the player's preference to stay in Serie A has meant that La Vecchia Signora became the frontrunners in the race to sign the player.

Juve are hoping to include either Arthur Melo or Moise Kean in a deal to sign Zaniolo. As 90min reported a few weeks ago, Juventus are keen to offload some midfield deadwood during the summer with Arthur at the top of that list.

The 23-year-old would be Juventus' third signing of the summer, with the club recently securing the services of free agents Paul Pogba and Angel Di Maria.


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