DEFENSIVE WOES FORCE LAZIO INTO MARKET
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
"Cannavaro is one of our targets," admitted general manager Massimo Cragnotti. "We will see in the next days. We have a great relationship with Parma's Tanzi."
However, Tanzi has affirmed that Parma will not be off-loading any of their first team squad, as the war of hyperbole continues unabated.
"We already sold players in the summer, now we'll continue to act on the market, but just to strengthen the squad," he stated. "No-one in the squad who played in the qualifying round will leave."
Meanwhile, Lazio's defensive duo Paolo Negro and Sinisa Mihajlovic have been ruled out of action for around six weeks, handing the Roman club a double blow on the eve of the new Serie A season.
The influential pair were both injured during the Champions League qualifying match against FC Copenhagen, and required careful checks from the club's medical staff.
It has now been revealed that both face over a month on the sidelines - Negro with a thigh strain and Mihajlovic due to a knee problem.