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Corriere dello Sport concentrate on Vladimir Petkovic's fury after the defeat on Getafe on Saturday night. The Bosnian coach was dimsayed with the display, suggesting even that it was one of the worst performances he has ever seen, which the newspaper points out as a significant concern considering there were glimspes during the Galatasaray game of Petkovic's agressive style. The newspaper claim that Hernanes cannot play as he is being asked to, that Petkovic was disappointed by Lulic's failute to support Miroslav Klose and that the coach was also let down by Ledesma and Cana and felt Onazi, while on the field for a shorter period of time, did more with the ball.

Apparently the coach spent almost an hour talking to the players yesterday in a bit to hit the message home to them. The newspaper notes that Petkovic is going about business in a rather silent vain, suggesting that the coach does not like to interfere in matters that are not related to him. Which is why Petkovic is hoping that the squad is currently incomplete and that Lotito and Tare are working on the market, contrary to how it may appear.

Corriere dell Sport believe that Lazio are in the market for a central midfielder and that Serey Die of Petkovic's old club FC Sion was a possibility but Udinese were in pole position there until FC Sion closed market operations prior to the start of their new season. That leaves Perparim Hetemaj as the favourite ahead of the more attack-minded Juraj Kucka.

For defence, Igli Tare has concurred with reports saying that a deal for Granqvist was indeed done, only for it to be blocked on Genoa's side. He is confident a deal will be done, but admitted the back-up is Xandao. Meanwhile, the agent of Emiliano Alfaro has admitted that his client is likely to go to Spain on loan but that economically speaking, it is difficult as the money is just not in the country. He named Chievo, Bologna and Pescara as alternative destinations.

Mobido Diakite's future could be resolved today, but it is unlikely. Lotito has offered him a long-term deal worth 650k per year - Diakite' wants to be paid as highly as Andre Dias. Lotito has issued an ultimatum for him to agree by today. With only 12 months on his contract, Lotito is seemingly keen to cash in if the player no longer sees himself at the club. Juventus offered 1.5 million for 50% of the French defender but it was turned down. Lotito may be about to reconsider.

Gazzetta dello Sport discuss 'African Power' focusing on the bright futures Cavanda and Onazi could have at Lazio. La Repubblica are less optimistic and contemplate a future without Hernanes and Diakite'.

Il Tempo are in agreement with Corriere dello Sport on all their transfer speculation but have noted that Xandao's agent claimed yesterday that the first team of Rome offered him a deal that is tempting. Il Tempo say that Siena want Floccari, that Garrido is wanted in both Germany and Turkey and that Torino can be added to the list of clubs who have an eye on Alfaro.

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