In the market for one central defender already, Lazio could be forced into shopping for a second if Modibo Diakite turns down a new contract.
Reports are that the 25-year-old defender has stalled on a new deal offered by the capital outfit and that if he does not sign the extension this week then he will be sold. 
Already on the lookout for a defender, talks for Genoa’s Andreas Granqvist that broke down last week  are reportedly going to be re-opened by the Aquile.
The Corriere dello Sport indicate that Lazio have not given up on the Swede, but that if Diakite leaves, then he will not be the only defensive reinforcement to arrive in the next fortnight.
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