Fiorentina and Inter refuse to give up in their quest to sign Lazio striker Felipe Caicedo, with the Nerazzurri in particular appreciating the Biancocelesti forward, according to a report from Roman newspaper Il Messaggero (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today.

The report details how Antonio Conte’s Inter are keen to sign the 32-year-old Ecuadorian forward, who is contracted to Lazio until 2022, as reliable backup for star forward Romelu Lukaku.

The Nerazzurri’s financial situation is currently a little precarious, however, and it’s difficult to imagine the Milanese club matching the €8-10 million requested by Biancocelesti president Claudio Lotito.

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A loan deal with an obligation to buy attached is likely, as is the possible inclusion of Italian striker Andrea Pinamonti in the deal.

Talks will not be easy, but there is a chance that Caicedo will no longer be a Lazio player by the start of next month.

The 32-year-old Caicedo has made 20 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 857 minutes. In that time, he has scored seven goals.

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