Sunday Jun 25, 2017  
     
 
  24/07/2012: The Morning Press
email print  
 
Corriere dello Sport report that one of Xandao's representatives is in Italy to discuss matters with Claudio Lotito and Igli Tare who returned to Rome last night. An agreement is said to have been found with the player but the Lazio President has to up his offer if he wants to sign the Brazilian centre-back. The newspaper rejects the latest rumours that Lazio may once again be interested in Romelu Lukaku stating that the Belgian is a objective of the pass. They speculate that Sergio Floccari may be kept at Lazio now in favour of loaning Libor Kozak out while Viktor Fischer of Ajax, an 18 year-old Danish striker is being eyed up for a move to Lazio in order to spearhead the Primavera attack.

The Lazio midfield is also the subject of discussion as the newspaper speculate that Petkovic may now realise that he has too few midfielders rather than too many. Nevertheless, it is being suggested that every midfielder understands that they have a role to play and Petkovic is thus keeping the squad united despite the uncertainty over who makes his starting eleven. Corriere dello Sport describe Petkovic's tactics as 'total football'. They look at three formations in great depth 4-4-2, 4-1-4-1 and 4-3-1-2. The 4-4-2 takes an unusual shape as one midfield lies deeper and plays directly behind a seeper forward. This is likely to be Ledesma or Cana behind Mauro Zarate. The 4-1-4-1 is self-explanatory - a holding midfield player protects four aggressive attacking midfielders. The 4-3-1-2 is more akin to a 4-1-2-1-2 as again, a defensive midfielder is utilised to protect the back four and initiate attacks.

Many newspapers give the verdict on Mobido Diakite's injury - 20 days is the expected length of his absence from all parties. Meanwhile, Gazzetta dello Sport have a new rumour for us to get our teeth into. As Genoa now want Beppe Sculli back now that the amtch-fixing scandal has quietened, the speculation is that Lotito will ask for Giandomenico Mesto in exchange. Il Tempo focus on the much spoken interest from Pescara in our players. The list stood at Foggia, Carrizo and Floccari and now Kozak has been added. Finally, La Stampa and Tuttopsort report on Torino's desire to bring Floccari to Turin but they cannot meet Lotito's demands and so the deal is stalled... for now.

These are translations of news items gathered by "oizaL" at biancocelesti.org.
 
 
  Comments
 
 
 
 
 
A Love Letter From Singapore: "Mia Cara Lazio, Where Are You?"
Nigel Gan conveys his thoughts in an open letter to Lazio.
 
Report: Lazio 1-1 Palermo
Lazio continues to struggle as Davide Ballardini leaves the Stadio Olimpico with a precious point.
 
Preview: Lazio - Palermo
Davide Ballardini returns to the Palermo bench and the Studio Olimpico to face Stefano Pioli's Lazio.
 
Pioli to be given time until the New Year?
Several reports in Italy are claiming that Pioli's job is under threat following the inconsistent start to the season.
 
Preview: Roma - Lazio
A Derby della Capitale with much at stake as Roma seek to put their Scudetto credentials to the test while Lazio aim to re-establish themselves as contenders.
 
Preview: Rosenborg - Lazio
A chance for Lazio to take one big step towards the knockout stages of the Europa League, and warm up for the Derby della Capitale in the process.