AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli will only be able to join Lazio should Denis Vavro leave the club in this transfer window.

As reported by Italian newspaper Il Messaggero (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the Biancocelesti are looking to sign a new central defender before the end of this transfer window, wanting to provide another reinforcement for coach Maurizio Sarri.

Romagnoli, who is notoriously a Lazio fan, is being hounded by excited Biancocelesti fans who want to see his arrival, and the club’s management could decide to make a move for him, but only if Vavro leaves.

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The Slovakian defender did not impress coach Maurizio Sarri at the pre-season training camp in Auronzo di Cadore and Lazio are working to find a new home for him, but currently have not secured a move away for Vavro.

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With less than 72 hours left in the transfer window, Lazio will need to work quickly if they want to sign Romagnoli, whose contract expires next year in 2022 with AC Milan.