Thursday June 16 2011
Lazio line up Marchetti

Lazio have agreed personal terms with Cagliari goalkeeper Federico Marchetti, the Corriere dello Sport claims.

The capital club are in need of a new goalkeeper after contract talks with Fernando Muslera broke down.

The Uruguayan will now be sold this summer rather than being allowed to leave on a Bosman for nothing in 2012.

Marchetti was almost instantly linked as a replacement and the player's agent has seemingly finalised terms with Lazio chief Claudio Lotito.

Lazio will sign Marchetti for €5.2m, the release fee inserted into the Rossoblu player's contract. They hope to pay that off over a period of three years.

Marchetti hasn't played a competitive game of football since the 2010 World Cup after a falling out with Cagliari owner Massimo Cellino.

He was linked with a move to Sampdoria last summer, but the deal collapsed and Marchetti was subsequently frozen out of the squad for a time.

Lazio won't complete the move for Marchetti until Muslera finds a new club. He has been paired with Galatasaray recently.

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