Lazio are set to miss out on Luca Pellegrini after failing to find a new home for redundant full back Mohamed Fares.
The Biancocelesti have been keen to add the 23-year-old Juventus loanee to their squad for a number of weeks now, with Maurizio Sarri specifically requesting a new left back.
It was clear that Lazio needed to trim their squad a little before working on any incoming deals and they’ve already completed a number of loan exits, from Raul Moro to Dimitrije Kamenovic.
As reported by Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24), Lazio’s failure to find a new home for Fares means they cannot make a move for Pellegrini, who they’d like to sign on a loan deal with a buy option attached.
Juventus were open to the deal and were even willing to pay half of the player’s wages for the rest of the season. Should Lazio have signed him, Pellegrini would’ve even lowered his €3m net per season wages.
Whilst a move is still possible, it’s hard to imagine Lazio finding a buyer for Fares with less than a week left in the January transfer window.