It seems to be the trend in Italy at the moment: players who weren’t sold over the summer are getting new deals.
Brozovic after no move to Chelsea, Gabbiadini renewing at Napoli following a transfer saga and now Keita Baldé possibly getting a new deal at Lazio.
The Senegal international seemed set to leave for Monaco in some sort of swap deal for Nabil Dirar, but when that fell through, reports emerged West Brom were actively pursuing the versatile forward.
An exit looked likely after club and player spent most of the summer publicly arguing with each other, but with all of this now behind everyone, the Serie A club are tempted to extend his current deal by two years.
His current deal goes on until 2018, which gives them time to negotiate a package suitable for everyone, but the idea would be to insert a €25-30m release clause in the contract to keep him happy.
That way, if he impresses enough, any club can spend the money and take him away, with Lazio making a tidy profit on the £250k they spent on him in 2011.
Considering West Brom had to settle for Hal Robson-Kanu in the end, a return in January might not be that much of a surprise?