Zielinski Leads the Race to Reinforce Lazio Midfield

With Igli Tare no more in the picture, Lazio are preparing to revamp their squad with the expertise of Maurizio Sarri and Claudio Lotito. One of the main concerns for the club is to replace Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who is on the radar of Juventus. Napoli midfield ace Piotr Zielinski is the favorite to take the Serbian midfield maestro’s place, although two more names are also in the running to arrive in midfield.

Sarri is closely monitoring his former player’s situation in Naples, where Aurelio De Laurentiis has made no moves to extend the player’s contract. Zielinski is contracted with Napoli until the summer of 2024. As per Calciomercato, negotiations between Zieinski and the Partenopei is frozen due to the disagreement in salary. Zielinski expects a hike up to €4.5M from his current salary of €3.8M net per season.

Backed by Sarri, who trained Zielinski in Empoli and Napoli, Lazio are expected to offer €20M for the Polish ace in the coming days. However, he is not the only one in the club’s radar.

According to Corriere dello Sport (via Tuttomercatoweb), Sarri also has Lucas Torreira and Jorginho in his crosshairs. Among the two, the Uruguayan is a seemingly easier target due to the player’s wish to return to Italy, whereas Arsenal will need to first find Jorginho’s replacement before letting the Italian leave.

Lazio could announce a transfer a early as the weekend, with Zielinski the frontrunner for a move to the capital club.

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