Sport Lazio interested in signing Simunovic in the summer

20:26  14 february  2018
20:26  14 february  2018 Source:

Balotelli booked by referee after complaining about racial abuse

  Balotelli booked by referee after complaining about racial abuse Former Liverpool and Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli was shown a yellow card after complaining about racist abuse he received from Dijon fans on Saturday, according to the official Twitter account of the Italian’s club side Nice. The 27-year-old was booked in the 74th minute of the game by referee Nicolas Rainville after complaining about the racial abuse he was receiving from sections of the home fans. At first, Balotelli reacted to the abuse by putting his finger to his mouth and shushing the fans giving him abuse, before complaining to the referee. However, rather than do anything about the racist abuse, Rainville booked the Italian.

JOSE MOURINHO has agreed a stunning £80million summer deal for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The Manchester United boss is set to make the Lazio midfielder his first mega- signing after a breakthrough in talks last week.

Jozo Šimunović (Croatian pronunciation: [jǒːzo ʃimǔːnoʋitɕ]; born 4 August 1994) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Scottish Premiership club Celtic.

Celtic did well to keep hold of their key players during the January transfer window, namely striker Moussa Dembele, but centre-back Jozo Simunovic was also a highly sought-after player last month.

Corriere dello Sport suggested that Serie A side Lazio were interested in signing Simunovic amid fears that their star defender Stefan de Vrij could leave the club, with the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea interested in the centre-back.

With de Vrij rejecting a new contract with the club and poised to become a free agent after this season, Lazio have begun their search for a replacement and they are once again considering a move for Simunovic.

Chelsea eye Real Madrid stars Isco and Asensio

  Chelsea eye Real Madrid stars Isco and Asensio Chelsea could land both Marco Asensio and Isco this summer, according to reports in Spain. Diario Gol claims that both Asensio and Isco are interested in moving to the Premier League after falling out of favour under Zinedine Zidane. Madrid have been heavily linked with Thibaut Courtois, with some reports suggesting that the La Liga side could offer players to Chelsea in return as they look to complete a deal. Both Liverpool and Arsenal are also said to be interested in signing Asensio. Isco has also talked up a move to the Premier League in the past, with Alvaro Morata claiming he should join him at Stamford Bridge following his move from Madrid in the summer. Asensio has started just 10 times in La Liga for Madrid this season, scoring four times and registering a further four assists. Isco, on the other hand, has started 14 times in the league, scoring five and assisting four times. Reports in Spain have suggested that there could be some big changes at Madrid this summer as they struggle to keep up with Barcelona in the title race.

Serie A giants Lazio are reportedly not interested in signing Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben this summer , despite reports indicating their interest in signing the Dutchman.

Lazio are the latest club to show interest in the Celtic star, according to Italian reports. The latest Celtic player to be linked with a move away is Jozo Simunovic .

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Simunovic recently signed a new contract with Celtic running until 2021 so it’s clear that Brendan Rodgers sees the former Croatia U21 international as a mainstay in his side for the next few years.

Porto defender Diego Reyes is understood to be Lazio’s top target to replace de Vrij but Simunovic is also on their shortlist, but they face an incredibly tough task to persuade Celtic to part ways with one of their most important players.

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Inter interested in Chelsea target Vidal .
Inter Milan will make Arturo Vidal their number one target in the summer if they are able to qualify for the Champions League. According to Calcio Mercato, Inter are ready to make a move for Vidal if they are competing in Europe’s top competition. This will pit them up against Chelsea, who are said to be interested in signing Vidal ahead of next season. The Chilean international looks set to leave Bayern in the summer and Antonio Conte is keen on adding him to his midfield alongside N’Golo Kante. Vidal has earned a reputation as one of the best box-to-box midfielders in the world during his time with Juventus and Bayern over the last few years. The report does claim, though, that Inter may be financially restricted by rules put in place by Chinese authorities stopping mass overseas investment. Chelsea could look to sign Vidal to replace Tiemoue Bakayoko, who has been seen as a flop thus far.

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