Lazio Linked to Chelsea’s Kepa & Loftus-Cheek as Squad Is Overhauled for Sarri

Lazio are interested in signing Chelsea duo Kepa and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to strengthen Maurizio Sarri’s squad.

As reported by Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla earlier today, the Biancocelesti’s tactical system will be overhauled into a 4-3-3 or 4-3-1-2, a large departure from Simone Inzaghi’s 3-5-2 system.

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New players will be needed to fit into Sarri’s style of play, with the Biancocelesti closely following a pair well known to the 62-year-old Italian coach from his time in London.

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Loftus-Cheek spent this season on loan with Fulham and is unlikely to find regular playing time in Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea set-up and so a loan deal may be possible.

Spanish goalkeeper Kepa is also another Chelsea player well appreciated by Lazio, although he earns a lot and would only be available to sign on loan. Pepe Reina will remain at the club and has a good relationship with Sarri, but is unlikely to be the number one for next season.

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