Lazio news: The Eagles have shown interest in signing Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic this transfer window.
Pjanic is one of the most talented midfielders of his generation. He is held in high regard in Serie A due to his spells with AS Roma and Juventus respectively.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international won four Serie A titles with Juventus and was also part of the Coppa Italia twice. He was also included in the Serie A Team of the Season on four separate occasions.
However, he has struggled since moving to Barcelona in 2020. He has played just 19 LaLiga games for the Blaugrana thus far. Pjanic spent last season on loan at Turkish club Besiktas.
Lazio news: The Eagles battling to sign Miralem Pjanic
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According to the Spanish publication Sport, Miralem Pjanic is subject to interest from the Serie A club Lazio.
The Eagles midfielders Sergej Milinković-Savić and Luis Alberto have both been linked with a move away from the club this transfer window. Milinkovic-Savic is deriving interest from the Premier League club while Alberto is likely to return to Spain.
They will look to sign Pjanic if either of them leaves. However, they will face competition from Juventus, Napoli, AC Milan, and Fiorentina to secure his services.
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Pjanic is a highly technical footballer comfortable playing in various midfield positions. His key traits are his passing and set piece-taking ability, along with a penchant for breaking down opposing defenses with his key passes.
He played 20 league games for Besiktas last season, registering two assists. According to WhoScored, he averaged 1.1 tackles, 1.4 interceptions, and 62.2 passes per 90 in the league last term.
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According to Caught offside, Lazio are interested in signing Chelsea defender Emerson this transfer window. Maurizio Sarri wants to bring the 27-year-old on loan for the 2022-23 season. The deal is likely to conclude during the coming days.
The Italy international is among the fringes at Stamford Bridge and spent last season on loan at Lyon. He played just 33 league games with the Blues since joining from AS Roma in 2018.
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His current contract with the club will run until 2024 but is likely to move away from the club during this window. Lyon have also shown interest in signing him permanently at the start of the current transfer window.