Napoli Interested in Signing Unneeded Lazio Full-Back Fares on Loan

Napoli are interested in signing outcast Lazio full-back Mohamed Fares on a loan deal.

As reported by Italian newspaper Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the Partenopei are looking to sign a new full-back before the end of this transfer window, and have underlined the 25-year-old Algerian as an interesting option.

The Biancocelesti need to offload some players this month, especially considering their issue with the liquidity ratio, which is still blocking any new signings.

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Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri was not impressed with Fares at the pre-season training camp in Auronzo di Cadore and has not included the player in his project for the upcoming season, so he has been placed on the transfer list. 

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Napoli suggested a loan deal with a buy option attached for the 25-year-old Fares, but Lazio would prefer the clause to be an obligation to buy instead.

The Algerian full-back, who is contracted to the Roman club until 2025, made 21 Serie A appearances last season, for a total of 1138 minutes. In that time, he provided only one assist, struggling to impress defensively either.

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