Friday June 1 2018
Report: Lazio target Andre Gomes

Lazio have reportedly identified Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes as the ‘perfect replacement’ for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi finds Gomes to have ‘great physicality and technique’ like Milinkovic-Savic.

The newspaper explains the Aquile are coming to terms with the idea of receiving a massive windfall from the Serbian’s sale and could even hijack Napoli’s negotiations for Real Betis starlet Fabian Ruiz.

Furthermore, sporting director Igli Tare would look to sign the Portuguese for a ‘good price’, given he has struggled for game time at Camp Nou and earns a ‘high salary’, while Barca need to raise funds for Antoine Griezmann.

Gomes, who had previously been linked with Juventus, was left out of his country’s World Cup squad.

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