Sarri Wishing to Reunite with Pair of His Former Midfielders

Maurizio Sarri would like some reinforcements in January, and in particular asked for two midfielders he already coached, Matias Vecino and Allan. Lazio will make an attempt, but they might not be able to sign either, Alfredo Pedullà reports.

The Uruguayan international has only a few months left on his contract with Inter. He showed signs of malcontent for his lack of playing time. However, there have been no offers for him so far. The Nerazzurri would consider swap deals, but the two sides have yet to open talks. The 30-year-old might prefer to wait to be a free agent to pick his next destination. Vecino broke out at Empoli in the 2014-2015 season, with the Tuscan gaffer at the helm.

Sarri also suggested another of his favorite midfielders, Allan. On the other hand, it will be very challenging to acquire him from Everton. Even if the Toffees agreed to let him leave on loan, he earns €5M per year. The English club would have to cover most of his wages to make it happen. In addition, he is a regular and has started in all but two Premier League matches.

According to Il Tempo, the manager is unhappy with the lack of activity thus far in January. He wished to have some new pieces right away. However, Lazio need to sell before being able to make additions. His relationship with director Igli Tare has strained, but president Claudio Lotito is committed to both and will look to patch things up.