Lazio are showing an interest in Ternana forward Felipe Avenatti, according to the Italian media. The 23-year-old will be out of contract in the summer, and the forward has also been linked with a move to Leeds United in recent months.

Calciomercato have reported Lazio want to sign a forward in the next window to provide support for Ciro Immobile. The Serie A side’s prime target is Genoa’s Giovanni Simeone, the son of Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone.

The Argentine has been in impressive form since his move to Italy in the summer, but landing the 21-year-old could prove tricky for Lazio. The Italian club are therefore looking at alternatives, and their plan B will be to target Avenatti.

In January it was confirmed Avenatti would see out his contract with Ternana, which could lead to a scramble to sign the South American in the summer.

Leeds United could be one of the clubs looking to snap the player up on a free transfer after their previous attempts to sign him. Leeds United made another approach for Avenatti in the last summer window, but were again unsuccessful.

Leeds United face competition to sign Avenatti, and it will take some convincing to bring the player to England over a move to Serie A, given Lazio are now taking an interest.