TOTTENHAM are reportedly interested in Roma full-back Nicola Zalewski.
According to Calciomercato, Spurs boss Antonio Conte wants to strengthen his broad options by bringing in the much sought-after candidate.
The rookie is beginning to attract interest after performing well in Serie A since his breakthrough last season.
His form with Jose Mourinho’s side has earned him seven caps for Poland since his international debut last year.
Calciomercato says Conte has had his eye on him “for a while”.
Zalewski’s age and versatility are believed to have made him an attractive option for a number of suitors.
The 20-year-old is comfortable as a full-back, full-back and in midfield – and has played on the left and right sides of the field.
His stock is only likely to rise further after his likely selection for the World Cup in Qatar this winter.
A good run with the Robert Lewandowski-inspired dark horses could make him a very valuable asset in January.
Former Inter Milan boss Conte knows the Italian market well and believes Zalewski can create much-needed competition and cover his wings for Ryan Sessegnon and Emerson Royal.
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But the north London club could compete for his signature with French giants Paris Saint-Germain, who are also said to be interested.
And they might also face a reluctance to sell the starlet from her former boss Mourinho.
Calciomercato says the Special One is not keen on losing the Pole as the Italian giants realize “they have something precious on their hands”.
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