SARRI SIGNS NEW LAZIO DEAL – REPORTS

Lazio manager Maurizio Sarri has signed a new deal at the club according to multiple reports in the Italian media. It was reported on Wednesday evening that Sarri has signed a new three-year deal at Lazio until 2025.
Italian football media outlet Calciomercato.com reported the news of a new contract for Sarri, while journalist Alfredo Pedulla also confirmed the news. Pedulla is a transfer expert for Italian football publication Gazzettadello Sport. It was disclosed that Sarri put pen to paper on a new deal at Italian football team Lazio in the presence of club president Claudio Lotito. The former Juventus and Chelsea boss signed the new Lazio contract at the club's Formello training ground.

MILAN: LEAO DRAWS HENRY COMPARISON

AC Milan forward Rafael Leao has drawn comparison with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. The comparison between Leao and Henry was made by former Fiorentina striker Nuno Gomes in an exclusive interview with Italian football publication La Gazzettadello Sport. According to him, the Milan attacker is already one of the best players in his position.

MATCH PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS: SPEZIA VS LAZIO

Still in the thick of a battle for European qualification, Lazio travel to mid-table Spezia on Saturday evening seeking a fourth win from four against them in Serie A. Beaten by Milan's late goal last weekend, Maurizio Sarri's side have taken just a point from their last two matches and are clinging onto sixth place in the standings, while their hosts have all but secured their stay in the top flight.

Denied at the death last Sunday, crestfallen Lazio were defeated for the third time by Milan this season, as the league leaders struck in stoppage time to render Ciro Immobile's fourth-minute opener meaningless. Only similar setbacks for fellow top-six contenders Atalanta and Fiorentina allowed the Biancocelesti to retain their place above both in the table, while arch-rivals Roma remain two above them in fifth.

MILAN TO SPEND €100M ON SIGNINGS

Italian football giants AC Milan are reportedly prepared to splash the cash on new players in the summer. This is according to the report from Italian football media portal La Gazzettadello Sport which stated that Milan could spend as much as €100m on new signings when the transfer window reopens this summer and that Dutch defender Sven Norman will likely be their first signing.

WEST HAM EYEING DEULOFEU

Premier League outfit West Ham United have reportedly opened talks for Udinese forward Gerard Deulofeu. The Spaniard has had a very good season in the colours of Udinese and his quality has not gone unnoticed amongst West Ham United officials.

JUVENTUS UNBEATEN IN EIGHT GAMES

Italian football heavyweights Juventus are now unbeaten in eight games in all competitions after they picked up a 1-1 draw at the end of an interesting Champions League round of 16 first leg encounter with Villarreal who are one of the best teams in the Spanish La Liga over the past few weeks. The Yellow Submarines came into their home game with Italian football side Juventus on the back of three wins and one draw from their last four league games. As a matter of fact, Villarreal had only lost once in the last ten games in the league winning seven of those games.

MILAN IN TRANSFER MARKET FOR DEFENDER

Italian football giants AC Milan are short of options in the centre back position after the injury to England international FikayoTomori. To this effect,the seven-time European champions are in the market to sign a new centre back.

The Italian football giants have been affected by injuries to players in the centre back position. The latest one is the serious knee injury suffered by ex-Chelsea star Tomori. The 24-year-old Englishman will have to undergo keyhole surgery on his knee after an injury thereby missing around one month of football action. Tomori will definitely be out of action until next month as a result of the aforementioned keyhole surgery.

LAZIO WANT TO SIGN FRENCH DEFENDER

Italian football club Lazio are interested in a deal for Paris Saint Germain (PSG) star LayvinKurzawa according to the latest reports in the Italian media.It was revealed that Lazio need help concerning the player's weekly wages as they want PSG to pay part of the salary.

Italian football publication La Gazzettadello Sport confirmed the interest of Lazio in French defender Kurzawa. He's said to be one of the targets in their quest to strengthen their defence ahead of the second half of the season. Kurzawa has played just nine minutes under manager Mauricio Pochettinothis season and he's keen to leave for greener pastures so as to get more playing time. Lazio manager Maurizio Sarri could offer Kurzawa more playing time at Lazio.

Sarri wanted to sign Kurzawa in a swap deal involving Mattia De Scigliowhen he was the Juventus manager last year until the deal collapsed.

NAPOLI INJURY LIST GROWS

Italian football outfit Napoli have seen their injury list grow over the past two weeks and the latest setback on the injury front involves Senegalese international KalidouKoulibaly who has been ruled out of the rest of this year after picking up a Grade II thigh strain during the Sassuolo game on Wednesday night.

Napoli received a big blow after the let a two-goal lead slip in the last quarter of the league clash with fellow Italian football side Sassuolo to draw 2-2. The dropped points ensured that their lead at the top of the Italian Serie A has been reduced to just one point. Italian football giants Napoli now have a one-point lead over Milan in second place and a two-point lead over holders Inter Milan in second place ahead of their clash with Atalanta in the same competition on Saturday.

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