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Lazio reportedly may sign Arjen Robben (UPDATED)

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According to an exclusive report coming from Italy, Lazio is targeting Robben as a replacement for Felipe Anderson. Another report denies it.

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If a new exclusive report from Lazionews24.com is to be trusted, the Serie A club Lazio is currently deliberating whether to sign Bayern Munich’s veteran winger Arjen Robben. Lazionews24 claim to have exclusive information that Robben has been offered to the club over the past few weeks by “some intermediaries” despite his contract renewal with Bayern Munich through 2019.

Lazio are currently searching for a replacement for Felipe Anderson who recently traded Rome for London on a €35 million club-record transfer to Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham. Robben is allegedly open to the transfer and is willing to accept a reduced salary, from €7 million at Bayern to €4.5 million until the end of June. Bayern Munich supposedly would seek a transfer fee of approximately €12-13 million.

According to Lazionews24, Robben’s representatives are seeking a two-year deal with an option for a third year, while Lazio has concerns about Robben’s age and health. Lazio’s management are weighing their options. They are particularly piqued because a prominent signing like Robben, reminiscent of the club’s signing of Miroslav Klose from Bayern Munich in 2011, would be a media coup and excite the fans.

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Another Italian “exclusive” that cites sources inside Lazio claims that Lazio’s sporting director Igli Tare is not, in fact, interested in signing Robben to replace Anderson. Cittaceleste.it claims Robben’s injury history have scared the biancocelesti away — for now.