Lazio are reportedly planning a move for Newcastle United target Ruben Loftus-Cheek as a potential replacement for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic should the Serb leave Rome this summer.
According to Corriere dello SportThe 26-year-old Chelsea star is on Maurizio Sarri’s radar as an option to succeed Milinkovic-Savic at Lazio, with the Serie A star likely to leave the club.
Lazio are in a position where they will have to sell to sign players and the 27-year-old is valued at £70m to CalcioMercatowill leave the club to recoup some much-needed finances for the Roman side.
With such an important player leaving Lazio, Sarri has targeted Loftus-Cheek as a replacement for Milinkovic-Savic, with Newcastle also interested in the Chelsea star this summer.
took 90 minutes that the England midfielder has been on Newcastle’s wish-list for the summer 2022 transfer window since PIF took over the club last October and Loftus-Cheek could well be on the move.
Hailed as the “perfect” passer by Matthew Upson via BBC OneLoftus-Cheek will not be short of suitors but given the midfielder’s relationship with Sarri during his time in west London, Lazio would consider themselves big favorites for the Chelsea star.
Newcastle could lose to Loftus-Cheek against Lazio this summer
Loftus-Cheek has always shown promise as a midfielder, although injuries and Chelsea Football Club’s ever-changing carnival have made it difficult for the Lazio and Newcastle goal to hold on.
However, with two big clubs now interested in the 26-year-old, Loftus-Cheek could finally leave the English capital and Sarri is no doubt confident of signing the midfielder if he has the finances to sign the Chelsea star.
In other news, Barcelona are in talks to sign Spurs’ £20m target vis-à-vis David Beckham
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