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Nicolo Zaniolo: Bournemouth in talks for Spurs and AC Milan target with Matias Vina and Antoine Semenyo deals close

Bournemouth’s discussions with Roma have now extended into the possibility of a deal for Nicolo Zaniolo; Cherries however feel Italian has ambitions to play for a club that could offer European football; Tottenham and AC Milan are also interested in signing the 23-year-old this month

Nicolo Zaniolo and Allan Saint-Maximin
Image: AC Milan are considering a move for Allan Saint-Maximin (right) with Roma's Nicolo Zaniolo a potential Bournemouth target

Bournemouth are in talks with Roma over a possible deal for Nicolo Zaniolo but the Cherries feel the Italian has ambitions of playing for a club that can offer European football.

Bournemouth and Roma have been in talks for a number of weeks over potential deals in this window, with Zaniolo a player the Premier League side like.

If the 23-year-old is open to a move to the south coast, then Sky Sports News understands Bournemouth feel they could meet Roma's valuation and find a financial package that works for all parties.

Roma's Nicolo Zaniolo during a friendly soccer match against Shakhtar Donetsk at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Image: Zaniolo is also a target for Tottenham and AC Milan this month

Zaniolo has been a target for both Tottenham and AC Milan this month, with the two sides set to face each other in the Champions League last 16.

Spurs want to sign Zaniolo on loan, while Sky in Italy understands AC Milan have asked for 24 hours to discuss whether they can raise their offer for Zaniolo beyond £17.6m towards the £26.4m Roma are asking for.

Zaniolo, who was dropped from the Roma squad at the weekend, has scored twice in 19 games in all competitions this season.

Bournemouth close in on Vina and Semenyo deals

KANSAS CITY, KS - JUNE 05: Uruguay defender Matias Vina (17) before a friendly match between the United States and Uruguay on June 05, 2022 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire) (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)
Image: Roma and Uruguay defender Matias Vina is set for a Bournemouth medical

A Roma player that Bournemouth are close to signing is defender Matias Vina.

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Bournemouth have agreed a loan deal for the left-back with an option to buy in the summer, which Sky Sports News understands to be £13.2m.

The 25-year-old Uruguayan is due in the UK for a medical in the next 48 hours.

Meanwhile, Bristol City striker Antoine Semenyo is heading for his Bournemouth medical following the two clubs agreeing a deal after two bids were rejected last week.

Image: Bristol City striker Antoine Semenyo is heading for a Bournemouth medical

Bournemouth will pay £9m plus add-ons for the Ghana striker who has scored eight goals in all competitions this season for the Championship side.

Personal terms are not thought to be a problem for the 23-year-old, who is also interesting Crystal Palace.

The potential arrivals of Vina and Semenyo would make it three January signings for Gary O'Neil's side this month after they brought in Lorient winger Dango Ouattara for £20m.

AC Milan switching focus to Saint-Maximin

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Allan Saint-Maximin scored a fantastic volleyed equaliser for Newcastle at Wolves in August

AC Milan are now considering Newcastle's Allan Saint-Maximin as a potential alternative target to Zaniolo, according to Sky in Italy.

The Serie A side are admirers of the forward, however, a valuation they understand to be at least £26.4m (€30m) would be difficult for them to pay.

Milan's priority remains Zaniolo with talks having been held with Roma over a move.

Sky Sports News understands Newcastle would listen to significant offers for Saint-Maximin this month.

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