After several weeks of back-and-forth, it seems that Tottenham have pulled the plug on a potential acquisition for the rising Romanese star Nicolo Zaniolo.

According to reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Conte’s side were prepared to submit a hefty fee worth €40m for the 23 year-old attacker. However, the Giallorossi are unwilling to go below their €50m mark in order to achieve a positive capital gain.

As a result, the Premier League club are discouraged and have retreated from the negotiations, allowing Mourinho to keep the Italian international at his disposal.

Despite his difficult period at the Stadio Olimpico due to numerous injuries, the “Special One” views the promising central forward as a significant asset as he played a pivotal role in last year’s campaign, assisting the Giallorossi in winning the Conference League against Dutch side Feyenoord.