Lazio Determined to Land Their Top Defensive Targets

Lazio want to sign Alessio Romagnoli and Marco Carnesecchi despite the difficulties in those respective deals. The center-back has received other offers, but the Biancocelesti are his primary choice. The young goalkeeper just had surgery due to a shoulder injury.

As per Tuttomercatoweb, the gap between the proposal by the team and the demand of the center-back is shrinking. The Italian capital’s side tendered €2.7M, while the request is €3M. The former Milan captain turned down the opening bids from Monza and Fiorentina. The stalemate over the departure of Francesco Acerbi is a bigger obstacle. However, the bigwigs believe he could join either Inter or Juventus relatively soon.

While they remain in touch with Romagnoli, Lazio will further the talks with Atalanta for Carnesecchi too, Alfredo Pedullà informs. The shot-stopper will miss three-to-four months after going under the knife. The Biancocelesti will try to change the terms of the acquisition in light of the situation. Atalanta are open to selling but are hard bargainers. If they snatched the 21-year-old, the management would have to bring in another veteran goalkeeper to back up Pepe Reina in the first half of the season. Federico Marchetti pitched his return.

Our Take on Lazio Pursuing Romagnoli and Carnesecchi

The negotiations of the Biancocelesti taking forever to come to fruition is nothing new. The youngster is worth the wait, while the defender would be an upgrade due to his superior familiarity with a four-man line. He is particularly juicy on a free relative to their caliber.