SS Lazio midfielder Cristian Ledesma is aware of the threat posed by the AS Roma team that has been out of form for quite some time and he is afraid that they might just pick the derby match against their city rivals to come back to form. It is this backlash that worries Ledesma, one of the key figures in The Blues lineup this season, who are currently sitting on third position in the Italian League standings, seven points ahead of their city rivals.

And Ledesma knows that a victory against The Wolves is more than certain to qualify them for next season’s UEFA Champions League.

QPR have completed the signing of Lazio striker Djibril Cisse on the final day of the January transfer window.

Djibril Cisse decided to leave Lazio after struggling for both form and fitness during the first half of the season, and has signed a two and half year deal with QPR.

The move comes as a major announcement for QPR given that they now have the ability to attract some of the best quality players, who would have not otherwise come without the finances at the disposal of QPR.

Italian club Lazio could be interested in swapping former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse for Stuttgart midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanovic.

Djibril Cisse arrived with a lot of fanfare in the summer for about € 6 million, but he has struggled to settle in Italy. So far, he has scored only one goal in the league for Lazio, while his total goal tally stands at four. Hence, it is thought that Lazio are prepared to cut their losses by swapping the striker for a midfielder from Stuttgart.

Simone Pepe scored a vital goal for Juventus, as they managed to beat Lazio 1-0 to go top of the table. The important victory gives a much-needed breathing space for Juventus between them and Lazio.

Lazio were seen as one of the sides expected to challenge Juventus at the top of the table, but this defeat now means that they are three points behind Juventus having played a game more, effectively putting them six points behind Juventus - which is a massive difference to make up going into the rest of the season.

Fresh from being on tour with Brazil's national team, Hernanes is keen to make sure he makes as big an impression on Serie A as he did do in the Brazilian league.

Now on his second season in Italian football, Hernanes reckons that Lazio have a chance to winning Lo Scudetto, and that the Bianocelesti are genuine title-challengers.

Lazio are interested in signing Djibril Cisse from Marseille in a highly anticipated move. Cisse is under contract until the summer of 2013, but he is reported to be one of the highest earners and Panathinaikos are willing to listen to offers.

Lazio are interested, however, they would only have room if the likes of rumoured Parma target Sergio Floccari were to leave Rome.

"He will only arrive if one of our strikers leaves," Lazio president Claudio Lotito told Corriere dello Sport.

"We have seven strikers in our team so he would be a replacement if one of them leaves."

Cana is high on the list for Lazio and they would be interested in signing him in the summer, according to the Free Football Bet website. The 27-year-old midfielder has been starring for Galatasaray this season following his summer move from Sunderland to Turkey.

Lazio tried to sign him in January, when Aston Villa, Fulham and Bolton were also linked.

Now Lazio have returned and are confident they will get their man.

Lazio are reportedly interested in signing Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez in the summer and are keeping close tabs on him.

The £10million-rated winger has impressed for the Magpies since joining the club in 2008 and according to IMScouting, the Serie A side are preparing to make a bid for the Argentina international.

Lazio chief Claudio Lotito is reportedly a big fan of the 28-year-old and is keen on luring him to Rome when the transfer windows opens again in the summer.

Lazio have won their first victory away from home since October. Goals either side of halftime from forwards Alvaro Gonzalez and Libor Kozak kept Lazio in third spot, seven points behind leaders AC Milan who won on Saturday.

A double from Antonio Di Natale, his 17th and 18th of the season, helped Udinese triumph 3-0 at Cesena to go fifth while there were convincing home wins for Cagliari and Sampdoria, 4-1 and 3-1 over Chievo Verona and Bologna respectively.

Lazio and the Napoli are reportedly discussing deals to swap players in the January transfer window deadline. Lazio President Claudio Lotito is hoping to receive a concrete offer in order to see the deal occur. He stated that the teams are looking for a solution to the benefit of all parties: “We are ready to make the players happy.”

Both sides are eyeing a spot in the Champions League for season 2011/12 and are looking to strengthen in required areas. Both teams are currently tied in second spot, seven points behind leaders Milan though Napoli do have a game in hand.


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