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  23/07/2012: The Morning Press
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On the transfer front, the newspapers today are dominated by only two rumours with Corriere dello Sport investigating the latest sagas in the most depth. The first is in relation to Xandao as Lazio edge ever closer to the player who is currently training with Sporting Lisbon. While Lotito continues to hammer down the transfer fee, the player has been offered an incredibly low salary of 400,000 but it could be a sum he is prepared to take as time ticks on. The other rumour is regarding Guglielmo Stendardo and the latest Federico in Atalanta's Peluso. The club from Bergamo want 5 million plus Stendardo for their versatile defender. Considering Stendardo's high wage and the fact that Serie A rules and regulations forbids Lazio from loaning the ex-Perugia centre-back unless they renew his contract, Lotito is prepared to let him go for free in a bit to sweeten up Atalanta.

Corriere dello Sport also discuss the likely partnership between Miroslav Klose, who returns to action next week and Mauro Zarate, who has been in blistering form since he returned home. The newspaper also looks at the impact Antonio Candreva has had at Lazio since he came on loan on deadline day in January. Interestingly, today's edition of Gazzetta dello Sport contains a similar piece.

Gazzetta also suggest that Petkovic has been very impressed by Antonio Rozzi and Eddy Onazi in pre-season and will have to make a difficult choice. He could keep them at Lazio for the season and use them sparingly, or look to loan him out to a Serie B club for experience at a lower level.

The only other rumour to emerge in today's papers stems for Emiliano Alfaro's agent's comments that several clubs have an expressed an interest in his client. Chievo Verona are in pole position according to Tuttosport.

The above are translations of news items gathered by "oizaL" at

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