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Newcastle interested in signing coveted midfielder scouted by Real Madrid

Zaniolo has been a revelation at Roma since leaving Serie A rivals Inter Milan and Newcastle United reportedly want to bring him to the Premier League.

Newcastle United are targeting a shock deal to sign the highly-rated Roma midfielder NicoloZaniolo this summer, according to the Chronicle.

At the age of just 19, Zaniolo is establishing himself as one of the rising stars of Serie A football and his remarkable progress will have Inter Milan kicking themselves.

They allowed the teenager to join rivals Roma last year for just £4 million as part of the deal that saw Radja Nainnggolan swap the Stadio Olimpico for the San Siro.

The Chronicle, however, reports that Newcastle are hoping to take Zaniolo to England once the 2018/19 campaign comes to an end.

Manager Rafa Benitez has been watching the midfielder closely and will have been impressed as he scored twice in Roma’s recent 2-1 Champions League round of 16 win against Porto. In total, he has netted five times for the Giallorossi.

Nicolo Zaniolo of AS Roma looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between FC Porto and AS Roma at Estadio do Dragao on March 06, 2019 in Porto, Portugal.

A summer deal is easier said than done, however. The Chronicle claims that Real Madrid and Juventus are both tracking Zaniolo.

Sport Mediaset claimed on Monday meanwhile that Monchi wants to reunite with Zaniolo if he is appointed Arsenal’s director of football with the Italian valued at £53 million.

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