Lazio, second in Serie A at the start of 2013, are looking to bolster their squad as they equip themselves for a second half of the season assault on the Scudetto.
The Romans have recently been linked with a move for Frank Lampard from Chelsea, however Thursday’s edition of Italian daily Tuttosport today connects Lazio with fresh moves for Arsenal’s Andrey Arshavin and Chelsea’s Florent Malouda.
It’s actually a busy day in the gossip columns for Gunner Arshavin.
Destined to leave the Emirates in the near future after failing to cut the mustard for Arsene Wenger’s side and with his contract set to end in July 2013, the Daily Mail have also connected the Russian playmaker with a loan move to Dutch side PSV.
Lazio have been linked to Arshavin for several seasons, and if the Romans can sign Andrey on the cheap then one would assume the Romans will make a move for he midfielder.
Lazio’s link to Florent Maloudais a more surprising.
Malouda has vanished off the football landscape since being frozen out of the picture at Chelsea. The 32-year-old has been forced to train with the Chelsea reserves for over six months (he hasn’t played a single minute for Chelsea since coming on as a substitute in the Champions League Final back min May), and by all accounts the Frenchman is desperate to get out of west London.
Chelsea will almost certainly agree to a free transfer even though he cost them £13.7m in 2007, however one has to question the sense in Lazio by an out-of-practice aging winger when they have the likes of Senand Lulic already on their books.
Below watch Andrey Arshavin’s last recorded professional (Zenit v Kazan), while you can also enjoy Florent Malouda’s last goal (France v Serbia).