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  27/08/2013: Operation 35 Million
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It is believed Lazio made a fresh bid for Burak Yilmaz yesterday evening and it is still some way short of Galatasaray's asking price. The Turkish club are believed to want 16 million while Lotito is reported to have offered somewhere in the region of 12 million euro with Il Messaggero claiming that the offer was in fact 10 million plus 3 million in bonuses. Yesterday, Seyi Adeleke was sent to FC Biel, freeing up an EU spot for Brayan Perea or Burak Yilmaz and Lazio's failure to confirm Perea by the end of the day certainly suggests that Claudio Lotito has identified Yilmaz as the solution to the forward line.

Perea is expected to go to Genoa should the deal for Yilmaz materialises. Lazio would then be able to immediately re-sing Perea and exploit a non-EU loophole, but it is not certain that Lotito would do that as there is little space for Perea in the team at present.

If Lazio could offload Kozak, things may change. Udinese are keen to include Kozak in the negotiations for Candreva and Lotito appears to be fine with this proposal, although he wants Udinese to pay a couple of million to conclude the deal. Negotiations are well underway there and it would now be a surprise if it is not pushed through by the end of the transfer window.
Author: C
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