LAZIO NEWS

Milan have eyed up Switzerland Coach – and former Lazio boss – Vladimir Petkovic if Vincenzo Montella doesn’t turn things around, it’s reported.
Lazio have lost their appeal against a ban for racist chants, so will need to play with the Curva Nord closed against Cagliari next weekend.
Genoa’s 16-year-old sensation Pietro Pellegri is “a young Zlatan Ibrahimovic,” said his agent, and “it’s not surprising he has been linked with PSG.”
Juventus defender Daniele Rugani believes “our rivals for the Scudetto are Napoli and Roma, with Inter and Milan slightly behind.”
Lazio midfielder Lucas Leiva believes “it’ll be harder now” for Saturday’s opponents Juventus to win Serie A.
Lazio team manager Angelo Peruzzi sees Juventus as “the team to beat again this year”.
Paolo Tagliavento has been announced as the referee for Sunday’s Derby della Madonnina between Inter and Milan.
Lazio’s marketing director laments “we have a Champions League worthy squad, with the attendances of a relegation team”.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s agent denies reports the midfielder could join Juventus - “he’s very happy at Lazio”.
Marco Parolo says Lazio are “curious” to test their strength against Juventus on Saturday.
Albania international and Osmanlispor striker Sokol Cikalleshi is “honoured” to be linked with Lazio, said his agent.
Federico Bernardeschi expects “a real battle” for Juventus against Lazio and Sporting CP over the next week. “Every day I feel better.”
Manchester City are preparing an offer for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in January, according to Italian reports.
Juventus and Lazio are hoping to get players like Sami Khedira, Claudio Marchisio and Bastos back in time for Saturday’s match.
Lazio could reportedly insert a foreign release clause into Coach Simone Inzaghi’s contract.
Lazio reportedly have the basis of an agreement with Stefan de Vrij, but there’s still an issue deciding on a release clause.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri warns “it’s easier to be beautiful than winning” and predicts “it’ll take 86 points” to win the Scudetto.
Italy are expected to go back to their 4-2-4 system against Albania with Leonardo Spinazzola, Antonio Candreva and Eder coming in.
Ciro Immobile will start against Albania, despite the risk of suspension at the World Cup play-offs. “It’s an important game.”
Roma-Napoli is scheduled for Saturday at 20.45 local time, but could be moved to 18.00 due to fears over crowd safety.