Report: The Key Reason Why AS Roma Star Zaniolo Turned Down the Chance to Join PSG

Paris Saint-Germain football advisor Luis Campos is looking to add another forward to an attacking unit that already features Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. He reportedly expressed an interest in signing AS Roma talent Nicolo Zaniolo, according to a report from the Italian-based outlet La Stampa (via TuttoMercatoWeb).

However, Zaniolo turned down the chance to complete a move to PSG. Even as AS Roma is now open to offers for its coveted Italian forward, Zaniolo much prefers to stay put in Serie A.

Overall, Juventus is open to completing a move for Zaniolo, as the report adds that an official proposal from the club for him is expected to arrive this week.

Zaniolo is coming off of a roller-coaster campaign at AS Roma, where he logged a mere four total goal contributions in 28 Serie A appearances. However, he elevated his play in AS Roma’s UEFA Conference League-winning run, chipping in with five goals and four assists, including the game-winning goal in the 1-0 final victory over Feyenoord.

As it stands, Zaniolo has two more seasons remaining on his contract at AS Roma.

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