Zaniolo contract talks stall

Roma and Nicolò Zaniolo are still a long way off agreeing terms for a new contract, so Juventus are watching the situation carefully.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, a new meeting was held today between Giallorossi directors and Zaniolo’s agents.

The creative midfielder is asking for €2.5m net per year, which could be worked out at €2m in a fixed salary and €500,000 in bonuses.

However, the offer on the table remains just €1.3m per year net, which could reach €2m with bonuses and add-ons.

It is a significant distance and Zaniolo, who celebrates his 20th birthday today, is hot property on the transfer market.

He is still under contract with Roma until June 2023 and the new deal would only add one year, but undoubtedly his status has grown exponentially since he arrived last summer as part of the transfer taking Radja Nainggolan to Inter.

Juventus are known to be tracking the situation and are ready to make an offer if Zaniolo looks elsewhere.