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Matchday 2 of the World Cup has also now been completed – it will be a busy next 4 days, with 4 matches and 2 groups being finalized from today until the 28th of June.
Be sure to keep up with the daily action at our sister website https://theinternationalbreak.com/.
17:30 – De Silvestri linked with a Lazio return
According to Il Corriere dello Sport and LaLazioSiamoNoi, in case of a Dusan Basta departure, Lazio is looking at Torino Italian right-back Lorenzo De Silvestri to reinforce and back-up Marusic.
11:44 – Napoli want Strakosha and have 2 bids rejected
As Napoli prepare for life without Maurizio Sarri, the latest reports from CalcioNapoli24.it have revealed that Napoli are, and have been, extremely interested in signing Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha. Reports say that Napoli have already had two bids rejected; €10m + Maksimovic and €18m + Tonelli.
11:15 – Ravel Morrison could be joining Anderson and Lukaku in potential East London switch
The latest reports from a former West Ham employee for The West Ham Way suggest that the agents of Lazio’s rogue midfielder Ravel Morrison are working to get him involved in the deal to bring Felipe Anderson, and possibly Jordan Lukaku, to the London Stadium.
8:18 – Berisha freezes contact with other clubs amidst Lazio links
As we reported last week, Lazio are very interested in the signing of Valon Berisha from RB Salzburg. The club had supposedly agreed a deal with Sampdoria to bring the midfielder to Genoa, yet the player reportedly turned down Sampdoria. Now, Radiosei are reporting that in the wake of Lazio’s interest, and reported contact between Lotito and the Austrian club, Berisha has frozen contact with any clubs but the biancoceleste.
Is this a sign of things to come?
7:36 – Boyata honoured by Lazio news
According to the latest reports from Radiosei, when hearing the news that Lazio were linked with him; Belgium and Celtic centre-back Dedryck Boyata said that he was ‘honoured‘. After performing well in the World Cup so far, Lazio may well bid the €6-€8m required to sign him if the deal for Sassuolo’s Francesco Acerbi falls through.
7:00 – Lazio make first offer for Luan
According to the latest reports from CittaCeleste, Lazio have made the first offer for Brazilian starlet Luan as they look to replace Felipe Anderson. Luan joins a shortlist of targets and supposedly Lazio have tabled a €15m offer for his services.
Gremio, however, value the player closer to €25m and it is thought that Lazio may choose to pursue other targets first, before making another bid.
Full report, here.