Tottenham Hotspur made an opening bid for Niccol Zaniolo, but Roma rejected it.
The 23-year-old Italian club could lose out after the arrival of Paulo Dybala.
Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici both want to bring the midfielder to North London.
Tottenham present Zaniolo offer
according to CalcioMercato.itSpurs bid was £25m plus Joe Rodon.
Jose Mourinho’s team told them they would only accept criticism and not their peers.
The North London club is looking for a new attacking midfielder.
Zaniolo and James Madison are two players for Tottenham on their list of goals.
The Roma midfielder played 42 matches in all competitions last season.
He managed to score 8 goals and 9 assists to help Roma reach the sixth place in the Italian Serie A and crowned the European League title.
However, the 23-year-old has already suffered two ACL injuries during his short career, which could be cause for concern.
New Tottenham numbers revealed
Ivan Perisic will take the number 14 shirt to replace Joe Rodon who turned 22nd.
The Croatian also wore the number 14 shirt for Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.
Clement Lenglet makes a strange call to go to number 34.
Meanwhile, the club’s latest arrival is dedicated to Jed Spence with number 24.