Monday January 20 2020
Newcastle, Leipzig tussle for Lazaro

Inter and Newcastle are close to finalising a deal for Valentino Lazaro, according to a report in Italy. However, German side RB Leipzig haven't given up on the player.

Lazaro has found it difficult to break into Antonio Conte’s starting XI this season, and has been reduced primarily to substitute appearances for the Nerazzurri.

The Austrian only signed for Inter last summer, but it seems his time in Serie A is coming to an end. report that Newcastle are close to striking a deal with Inter for Lazaro.

The Magpies have offered €2m for an initial loan for the remainder of the season, with an option to buy for a further €20m should the 23-year-old make an impression in the north-east of England.

German outlet Bild meanwhile state that RB Leipzig haven’t given up on signing the player, and are making another attempt of persuading Lazaro to return to the Bundesliga.

Lazaro is now surplus to requirements at San Siro following the signing of Ashley Young last week.

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