Matchday 3 of the World Cup has now started – it will be a busy next few days with 4 matches and 2 groups being finalized each day, from June 25th until the 28th of June. This means there is plenty to keep you occupied when the Lazio news turns quiet.
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15:50 – Lazio given green light for Acerbi?
Mediaset claim Sassuolo owner Giorgio Squinzi is giving the go-ahead for Francesco Acerbi’s transfer to Lazio. It is not a confirmed or done deal yet, but all signs suggest it’s heading in the right direction for the Biancocelesti to acquire the Italian center-back.
You can read our player profile and analysis on Acerbi here.
15:45 – Sprocati set for Lazio medicals tomorrow
Lazio are now set for their second official singing fo the first team. Igli Tare continues to work his magic, and Mattia Sprocati of Serie B side Salernitana is set to support his medicals tomorrow at the Paideia clinic in Rome, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
You can read our full report here.
15:30 – Mateja Kežman to negotiate Wesley Moraes deal?
According to LaLaziosiamonoi, Wesley Moraes of Club Brugge is expected to be a Lazio player in the near future. Lazio have entrusted Mateja Kežman (Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s agent) to negotiate on the biancocelesti’s behalf. A transfer fee is the only part missing and that needs to be agreed with the Belgian club.
You can read our full player profile here.
11:00 – Difficulty in Acerbi deal lies with Cataldi valuation
According to an interview conducted by Radiosei, Sassuolo director-general Giovanni Carnevali said: “Today, I will discuss Acerbi with Lotito; however the problem lies with how much he values Cataldi”. Therefore, although negotiations wage on between the two clubs, Cataldi’s value is the determining factor.
Lotito values the player higher than Sassuolo; with the club knowing that Cataldi likely has no place in Lazio’s team and therefore they will be wanting to sell – driving the player’s price down.
08:00 – Lazio could use Mendes relationship to pursue Moutinho
As Lazio prepare for the possible departure of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, the Italian press have been mentioning some ridiculous names in recent days: Ramsey, Vidal, Fabregas and Gundogan. None of these will happen and instead, a more likely name has shown its face: Joao Moutinho of Monaco [Radiosei]
7:30 – Palombi very close to Serie B side Lecce
Lazio youngster Simone Palombi may be on his way out of the Serie A side once again. Lecce have approached the biancocelesti about a potential loan move for the 1996 born striker.
Read our full report here.
7:20 – Gelson Martins close to Lazio, West Ham raises their offer for Felipe Anderson
A new offer from West Ham has been made that could finally unlock the negotiations with Lazio and Claudio Lotito for Felipe Anderson. With this departure imminent, Lazio has turned their heads towards Gelson Martins.
7:00 – Valon Berisha finalizing terms with Lazio
Lazio have reached an agreement with Austrian side RB Salzburg for midfielder Valon Berisha. The fee is reported to be €8 million, and the biancocelesti are now sorting the final details with the player: hopefully the deal will be completed by the end of the day, according to Gianluca Di Marzio. The reason behind the player’s collapsed moved to Sampdoria appears to be down to the appointment of Walter Sabatini as technical director.
06:30 – Ciro Immobile: “Of course I will stay at Lazio!”
Speaking at Fiumicino airport, after returning from holiday with his wife and children, Ciro Immobile was shouted at by a man who asked him to stay at Lazio because he’s “a king here“. In response, Immobile said: “Of course I will stay at Lazio, I’m fine here!” – and with the news of a contract extension that could keep him at the club until 2021 at the earliest, it appears as though any interest in Immobile is long-gone now.
Milan contacted Immobile’s agent a couple of weeks ago about a possible move, yet a switch was never really on the cards for the prolific Italian goalscorer.