Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea.
It feels like 75% of our articles are about the Blues these days, which is somewhat understandable since Maurizio Sarri has recently taken over and changes are on their way at Stamford Bridge, but still…
After the Daniele Ruganis, the Gonzalo Higuains and so on, there’s a new story for everyone to enjoy thanks to La Repubblica on Wednesday: Pedro to Lazio.
The Serie A side are currently looking around Europe for someone to replace Felipe Anderson, now at West Ham, and the latest name to be added to their list is that of Chelsea’s Spaniard.
The 31-year-old wasn’t exactly a regular under Antonio Conte last season, and Lazio are said to be interested in helping him rekindle his career, just like they did, with great success, with Lucas Leiva after his Liverpool exit.
According to the Italian newspaper, Claudio Lotito’s club would be ‘prepared to invest €25m’ to bring the Spain international to Rome, with his wages (around €3m/year) believed to be affordable.
Neither Il Tempo nor Il Messaggero have much on the matter on Thursday, and you’d expect them to have something if an actual offer was on the way.
The dream, however, remains Papu Gomez from Atalanta, and that’s the main focus for now.