Lazio are one step closer to signing Inter defender Danilo D’Ambrosio on a free transfer this summer.

As reported by Italian media outlet TuttoMercatoWeb earlier today, the Biancocelesti’s talks with the 32-year-old Italian defender, whose contract expires with the Nerazzurri after six and a half years in Milan, have reached an advanced stage, with sporting director Igli Tare keen on the soon to be free agent.

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Whilst the Biancocelesti are looking to rejuvenate their squad this summer, D’Ambrosio would be an experienced and low-cost option that could help shore up the club’s back-line.

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Considering the disappointing performances of Wesley Hoedt and Mateo Musacchio this season, it’s clear that Lazio need to sign a new defender in the summer, giving more options to coach Simone Inzaghi.

The 32-year-old D’Ambrosio has made 23 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 908 minutes. In that time, he has scored three goals and helped the side keep eight clean sheets.