NEWS
Monday January 4 2016
Juventus in for Matri?

Reports suggest Juventus could target Lazio’s Alessandro Matri if Simone Zaza leaves in the transfer window.

Zaza has been linked with a move to the English Premier League, after failing to hold down a place in the Bianconeri starting XI since moving from Sassuolo this summer.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Juve are considering alternatives for a fourth-choice attacker should the forward be sold, with the possibility of bringing Matri back for a third spell in Turin.

The striker is on-loan at the Biancocelesti from Milan, but is a favourite of Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri, who worked with Matri at Cagliari, Milan and for six months with the Bianconeri last season.

However, the newspaper also reports that Lazio President Claudio Lotito would be unlikely to allow Matri to leave, having agreed a one-year loan deal.

The 31-year-old has six goals and an assist in his 18 appearances for the Aquile so far this season, despite starting just eight games in all competitions.

Matri scored 29 goals in three seasons during his first spell with the Old Lady, and scored the winner against Lazio in the Coppa Italia final in his loan return last year.