See: Roma fans display anti-Zaniolo banner outside Colosseum

Tension in the Italian capital is growing palpable as a banner insulting Nicolo Zaniolo was displayed in front of the Colosseum by frustrated Roma fans.

The 23-year-old Italian forward asked for a move away from the club earlier this month and was keen to join the interested Milan, but the Rossoneri failed to agree terms with Roma, who wanted a definitive departure.

Zaniolo then sparked anger after rejecting a lucrative offer from Bournemouth, preferring to stay in Italy. Rumours now suggest that the forward is reconsidering the proposal from the Premier League side.

During Saturday night, a banner was raised on the famous Via degli Annibaldi bridge in front of the Colosseum, saying: “Zaniolo traitor and s**t without honour!”