Tuesday June 11 2013
Novaretti will sign for Lazio

Imposing Argentine defender Diego Martin Novaretti is just a medical away from signing for Lazio.

The stopper will undergo tests at the Paideia clinic in Rome on Wednesday, Lazio Style Radio have announced.

Novaretti was expected to join Manchester City this summer, but that move has fallen through following the dismissal of Italian tactician Roberto Mancini.

The South American, 28, will arrive after spending the last four years in Mexico with Deportivo Toluca.

Novaretti, 193cm tall, is in possession of an Italian passport. He will arrive on a free transfer.