Friday July 29 2011
Lazio battle PSG for Coates

Lazio are reportedly about to snatch Uruguayan international talent Sebastian Coates from Paris Saint-Germain's grasp.

The 20-year-old centre-back impressed when his nation won the Copa America last week and is set to leave Nacional Montevideo.

The favourites to snatch him were PSG, who are investing heavily this summer, but Lazio have emerged as dark horses.

"In Italy a great team, a historic side, and a very important club have asked me about Coates," agent Matias Pittini told

"In the last week I have received around 20 calls from European clubs from England, Spain, Italy and even the Ukraine.

"It's not a question of money, but we are looking for a serious project. There is a chance in Italy, but it is difficult. What historic team in Italy? You must think about it, but I cannot reveal the name.”

Juventus, Inter and Milan were also linked with Coates.

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