Mohamed Fares is widely believed to be on the verge of a transfer to Lazio, joining his ex-SPAL teammate Manuel Lazzari.
The tactical similarities between Simone Inzaghi and ex-SPAL coach Leonardo Semplici meant that Lazzari slotted straight into the Aquile XI.
Inzaghi is hoping he can therefore replicate the impressive form that Lazzari had with fellow wing-back Fares.
According to Sportitalia, the deal is almost done for €9m plus performance-related bonuses.
There could also be a youth team player as part of the exchange.
A summit is expected to finalise the paperwork at the start of next week.
The 24-year-old Algeria international had also been linked with Fiorentina, Cagliari and Torino, but came up through the Hellas Verona academy.
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