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Liverpool, Chelsea to fight for Italian striker

Timothy Aiyeku

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Ciro Immobile

English Premier League duo, Liverpool and Chelsea have emerged as potential clubs for Italian Serie A outfit Lazio striker Ciro Immobile, with both sides hoping to finalize a deal for him before the end of the winter transfer window.

Reports in Italy claim that the Premier League duo have made their interest known with negotiations about to be opened in coming days.

Chelsea are expected to part ways with Spanish striker Alvaro Morata and they have been keen to land a cover for him with Ciro Immobile emerging as a target.

So far, Ciro Immobile has been able to score 80 goals in 112 appearances for the Italian Serie A side which makes him one of the best strikers in the league from the past season.

Ciro Immobile has had 35 caps for the Italian national team and has been able to pull 13 goals as well which gives him the right credentials to fit into the Premier League big guns.

Suggestions are that Liverpool are placed at a better advantage knowing that they currently sit top in the Premier League table and stand the chance of winning a title but the West London side have continued to struggle to seal their fourth position for a Champions League qualification.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.