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  28/08/2011: Lazio following Ogbonna
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Accordingto www.ilmessaggero.it Lazio ispreparing a move for Angelo Ogbonna (23). The Italian defender is rated highly by Lazio’s Edy Reja who is looking to strengthen his defensive line and make it competitive for the Europe League games. Ogbonna, who has been closely followed by a number of teams including Valencia and Napoli, could see Mobido Diakite and Libor Kozak going the other way as a part of the deal. In addition Lazio has offered also a cash payment for the defender. Both Lazio players are ready to join Torino and the only thing that needs to be sorted out is the amount of money Lazio will need to pay.

 

The transfer is appearing to be very interesting, but certainly not that easy aspresident Lotito must beat Valencia and especially Napoli as president De Laurentis is also trying to set up a good defense before the Champions League games. Angelo Ogobnna has played for the Itally U21 team. He is rated highly by many coaches and is one of the emerging talents. He is considered a safe bet if you want to strengthen your defense and after Diego Lugano joined PSG it looks like he is the only alternative to Lazio.

 

There isalso movement in the attacking department of Lazio as striker Mauro Zarate is said to be close to a move to Inter. Claudio Lotito is reported to be close to accept a loan deal presented from Inter. But with a buy out clause of 20million the Lazio president might cut down on the price. The Argentinian also has been followed  by Genoa and with the good relations between them and Lazio a move is possible. Never the less Inter are reported to havea greed terms with Diego Forlan. The club has also secured Sampdoria’smidfielder Poli.

 

Time is ticking and with the transfer window deadline nearing Lazio must reduce their player count quickly. Floccari is  close to a move to the French champions Lille.Fiorentina are also following the striker and they are ready to pay between 5 and 6 million to get the forward. Another player that could find his way out of Lazio is the winger Pasquale Foggia.  Cesena and Lecc eare interested in the player, but he will need to lower his wages as 950,000 euros are a bit too much for both teams.

 

(GeorgiAngelov)

 
 
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