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  12/07/2012: The Morning Press
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Gazzetta dello Sport focus on Vladimir Petkovic's gruelling training regime. Details of Petkovic's true fitness plan is beginning to emerge. He wants the squad to be 75% ready physically by the end of the Auronzo di Cadore training camp. A 5-7 day training camp will once again occur in Fiuggi where Petkovic will strive for the extra 25%. Andre Dias told the media yesterday that in his 2-and-a-half years at Lazio, he has never been worked this hard. Mauro Zarate and Mobido Diakite' had difficulty understanding a training method yesterday but were met with harsh encouragement from the touchlines. "Come on, you no longer need a nanny, you are big boys" is a direct translation of what was said.

Every measure is being taken to ensure that the players do not suffer the same injury issues that they did last season. Jesse Fioranelli monitors the players on his iPad, ensuring they are training correctly. This information is relayed to Adriano Bianchini, the team doctor who has provided a database of injuries to Paolo Rognoni, the new fitness coach who is preparing the workouts. 

Corriere dello Sport follow up on Lazio's reported interest for John Guidetti with an interview with the player. They speak about the rumour as if it is destiny - Guidetti's grandfather is Italian, he often went on vacation in Italy with his family who have kept an apartment in Rome.

Il Tempo's Fabio Perugia claims that Lazio made a decision late last night to officially put Matuzalem on the market and thus prevent the player from joining up with his teammates at Auronzo di Cadore. The club are said to be pursuing Federico Balzaretti round the clock in an attempt to convince Zamparini to sell or accept Floccari in a part-exchange. Matías Abero, who was mentioned in the papers yesterday is believed to be the alternative.

As for the centre-back position, FC Twente's Douglas remains the favourite although Il Tempo also mention Sao Paolo's young defender Bruno Uvini and Quilmes 24 year old Miguel Pedro Lopez, an Argentine who spent 2011 on loan at LA Galaxy. In terms of departures, Pescara are keen on Floccari, Carrizo and Foggia.

The above are translations of rumours gathered by "oizaL" at

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