With Maurizio Sarri now announced at the helm of Lazio, the transfer targets are pouring in, and a few of them are Chelsea players.

After all, the Italian manager spent a season in charge at Stamford Bridge, and, along the way, made a few favourites.

While Jorginho will not be following him to Rome, two outcasts at Chelsea could in Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The former of the two has been linked with a Sarri reunion over the past few days already, and Corriere dello Sport believe ‘he can always arrive on loan’.

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There’s some confidence there, just like there is some with regards to the Chelsea goalkeeper, who saw his first-team role taken by Edouard Mendy when Frank Lampard took charge.

Lazio are looking for a new shot stopper, since Pepe Reina is ageing and Thomas Strakosha is expected to leave, and the ‘sumptuous candidacy’ of Kepa ‘has sprung up at the door’.

Of course, ‘he can only arrive on loan’, and while ‘it may appear like a pharaonic operation’, the belief is that ‘under certain conditions, with financial help from the English, it is not so impossible’.

Certainly something to keep an eye on.