20/06 Lazio News Daily Round-Up – Confirmation of Durmisi and Proto; Updates on Boyata, Immobile, and Acerbi; Rumours of Bernard and Barreca

Good afternoon everyone! We wrap up today’s Lazio news in our ‘Daily Lazio News Round-Up’: As always, you can get in touch with us on Twitter @The_Laziali or drop us a question at @snhw_ or @S_K_MOORE at any time!

 

20:00 – Durmisi medical scheduled for tomorrow

Riza Durmisi of Real Betis, Source- Marca

Riza Durmisi of Real Betis, Source- Marca

Gianluca Di Marzio has confirmed what fans were finally waiting for: the deal has been finalized, the player and club have found an understanding, and the 24-year-old will take his medicals tomorrow at the Paideia clinic.

Read the full details here: https://thelaziali.com/2018/06/20/official-lazio-sign-durmisi/ 

18:13 – Bernard set for Shakhtar departure, Lazio to swoop in?

Bernard, Source- Getty Images

The door for Lazio to pick up another free, like Gelson Martins, to replace Felipe Anderson has opened. This time, we travel to Ukraine where Brazilian-Spanish midfielder Bernard officially announced his departure from Shakhtar at the end of his contract.

Lazio could move for a real steal on the market and snap up Bernard for free.

Full report, later.

14:30 – Boyata speaks about future

Dedryck Boyata

Dedryck Boyata – Source: Daily Record

Speaking about his future at the World Cup, Belgium and Celtic centre-back Dedryck Boyata said: I look step by step. I have a contract for another season with Celtic and now I want to concentrate on the World Cup. For the rest we’ll see later.” 

The defender started in Belgium’s WC opener against Panama, in which the red devils triumphed 3-0.

13:21 – Palombi agrees Leece loan

Simone Palombi of Lazio, Source- IlGiornaleDiSalerno

Simone Palombi of Lazio, Source- IlGiornaleDiSalerno

Leece are set to complete a double loan swoop from Lazio, with Simone Palombi on the verge of signing a temporary contract with the newly promoted Serie B club. Luca Germoni is the other player that former Lazio legend Fabio Liverani wants to bring to Leece and we will eagerly wait and see how the players perform.

12:52 – Immobile: “I’m fine in Rome. For now my future and that of my family is in the Capital.”

Ciro Immobile of Lazio, Source: FourFourTwo

Ciro Immobile of Lazio, Source: FourFourTwo

With news yesterday that Ciro Immobile could be signing a contract extension in September to make him Lazio’s highest earner, Chi reached out to the forward for comment on his future:

With Lazio this year we were unlucky. I’m fine in Rome. For now my future and that of my family is in the Capital.”

And, speaking about the World Cup, Immobile said:

“Without the World Cup, with Italy eliminated, I experienced the worst football moment of my career, only with my family can I find a smile. Russia 2018? Who knows what we would have done. I have some friends in Brazil and the men in green stimulate the sympathy and affection of those who love football.”

11:36 – Sassuolo director: “no kind of scheduled meeting” with Lazio about Acerbi

Francesco Acerbi, Source- Getty Images

Speaking to Cittaceleste, Sassuolo director of sport Carvenali has said: “Lazio called us previously for Acerbi, but now there are no updates and there is no kind of scheduled meeting.” This would suggest that perhaps Lazio may be losing interest after Sassuolo are reluctant to let the player for less than €15m. Lotito is not prepared to meet this and despite Inzaghi wanting the player at Formello, we await further updates on the Acerbi saga.

Read our full report.

10:10 – Biancoceleste push for Barreca

antonio barreca

Antonio Barreca – Source: IamNaples

The latest reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport suggest that Lazio are again, as they were last year, interested in Torino full-back Antonio Barreca. This news comes as somewhat of a shock after a deal for Riza Durmisi could be close; is Jordan Lukaku’s place at Lazio under threat?

8:23 – Lazio news morning headlines

Silvio Proto, Source- Zimbio

Silvio Proto, Source- Zimbio

The signing of Silvio Proto is inches away from being complete, according to TMW, in a deal which would see the Belgian goalkeeper become Lazio’s vice-Strakosha. The deal is reportedly for two-years, with an option for a 1-year extension. Proto, 35, will force Ivan Vargic’s spot under pressure; with the Lazio willing to sell the Croatian. [LaLaziosiamonoi]

 

Arsenal are fighting hard to sign Gelson Martins but Lazio still consider themselves in the race; using relationship with Jorge Mendes to its maximum benefit. The free transfer would be an important coup; but Lazio are keeping their options open. [LaLaziosiamonoi]

Riza Durmisi’s representative is set to meet with Lazio today was they attempt to finalise a deal which, they say, is not yet agreed. The agent is in Rome and the deal closes in. [Radiosei]

Liverpool’s Marko Grujic is still attracting interest from Lazio, as well as AC Milan, despite Klopp revealing that he would only part with the Serbian on loan. Both teams will continue to pursue to bring the player in permanently; Lazio not interested in the loan option. [LaLaziosiamonoi]

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