NEWS
Tuesday December 12 2017
Barca eye Lazio-Torino quartet?

Barcelona reportedly sent delegates to Lazio-Torino on Monday to watch Stefan de Vrij, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Andrea Belotti and Luis Alberto.

According to Calciomercato.com via Mundo Deportivo, Barca pair Robert Fernandez and Urbano Ortega attended the Olimpico to keep an eye on the quartet.

De Vrij is reportedly insisting on a €30m release clause in any new contract with Lazio, and the Catalans are keen to bring in a new centre-back as Javier Mascherano is likely to leave in January.

Milinkovic-Savic, meanwhile, would freshen up a midfield in need of “generational change”, while Belotti would “enrich an attack that has two stars but several unknowns.”

Meanwhile, any move for Luis Alberto would represent a return to Barca, the midfielder having spent the 2013-14 campaign with their B team.

Although Lazio lost 3-1 to Belotti’s Torino, albeit in controversial circumstances, MD claims Robert was particularly impressed with the former Liverpool man.