Serie A side Lazio have identified Aston Villa striker Wesley Moraes as a potential target this summer, with it’s claimed the club are keen to move him on.
They explain that Lazio are keen to add to their forward line this summer and, once striker Felipe Caicedo leaves, are looking at two players to replace him.
One of those will be Borja Mayoral, but they are also keen to get a real target man as well, so their forward line has different options next season.
Wesley fits the bill perfectly for them, particularly as he was a player they were looking at – and indeed had visit the club’s training centre – before his move to Aston Villa.
Their interest in genuine, in fact, Corriere say ‘it has gone far beyond the simple expression of interest’ suggesting they are ready to make their move.
According to the newspaper, there ‘could be an opportunity’ for Lazio as Aston Villa are keen to sell as they believe that Wesley isn’t cut out for the Premier League.
The belief is that they want to sell and replace him with Liverpool’s Divock Origi and thus could accept a fee between €15-17m, a significant drop on the €25m they paid last summer.
Lazio are yet to make an offer, but it’s made clear they’re on the verge of doing so as Wesley is a player they like ‘very much’.
The same, though, goes for Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muqiri.
He offers the same as Wesley and is available for around €18m and is the other man on Lazio’s shortlist in their hunt for new forwards this summer.