Lazio are considering signing Torino goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic to replace the expiring Thomas Strakosha.

As reported by Italian newspaper Tuttosport (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, the 26-year-old Albanian shot stopper’s contract expires with the Biancocelesti next year, so the club need to start considering replacements as a contract renewal currently looks unlikely.

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Lazio have identified Torino’s Milinkovic-Savic as a strong option. The Serb, who is the younger brother of Biancocelesti midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, has picked up the starting spot following the departure of Salvatore Sirigu and has performed well so far this season.

Strakosha is also linked with a move to Premier League side Newcastle United for the January transfer window, so Lazio’s attempts to sign him could come sooner rather than later.

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The 24-year-old Milinkovic-Savic, who is contracted to the Granata until 2024, has made 12 Serie A appearances so far this season, for a total of 1080 minutes. In that time, he has conceded 12 goals and kept three clean sheets.

The player’s strong performances this season in Turin have seen him receive his first call-up to the senior Serbia national football team, joining his brother.