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Lazio storm into Kumbulla race as Inter put brakes on

Hellas Verona defender Marash Kumbulla is wanted by the three top clubs in Serie A and the battle shows no sign of ending.

Inter have been close to signing the 20-year-old with a deal worth up to €35m thought to be getting close.

But according to Gianluca Di Marzio, Inter are ‘in no hurry’ to conclude the purchase due to some liquidity limitations they currently have.

Inter may be able to close the deal once the Lautaro Martinez/Barcelona saga has been resolved.

But despite continuing to work on Kumbulla and meeting with Verona several times, Inter have put the brakes on.

Enter Lazio. The high-flying Biancocelesti, who are second in Serie A, have ‘overwhelmingly entered’ the Kumbulla race in the past day.

Lazio have wanted Kumbulla for some time, but it was thought that Inter or Juventus would sign the Albanian.

The Rome club wants to overcome the competition and win the fight for one of Serie A’s biggest talents.

Good relations between Lazio president Lotito and his Verona counterpart Setti could benefit them.

Verona thinking ahead

Resigned to losing Kumbulla, wherever he ends up, Verona are already working on a replacement.

They have identified Roma centre-back Mert Cetin, 23, as the man to succeed Kumbulla.

The once-capped Turkish international has made just five appearances for Roma since arriving from Genclerbirligi last year.

Verona followed Cetin during the January transfer window and after playing him for just 220 minutes, Roma could sell.


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