Juventus to sit down with Lazio over Krasic, Pazienza & Ziegler

The trio are no longer needed at the Serie A champions, and the Old Lady have planned a meeting with the Biancocelesti to discuss a potential transfer
By Romeo Agresti and Vittorio Campanile

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici is set to meet with his Lazio counterpart Igli Tare to discuss the futures of Milos Krasic, Michele Pazienza and Reto Ziegler, Goal.com has learned.

The Turin giants are keen to offload a number of players who are no longer needed at the club, and Krasic, Pazienza and Ziegler are the top candidates to leave this summer.

Lazio have shown an interest in all three players, and Tare will meet with Paratici in Milan over the next few days to look into the possibility of a potential deal.

Krasic has lost his starting berth under head coach Antonio Conte, and was already close to joining Lazio in the January transfer window. The deal eventually fell through, though, and the Stadio Olimpico side are now ready to give it another try for the 27-year-old.

Ziegler, 26, could have joined Lazio on a free transfer in the summer of 2011, but he opted to sign for the Old Lady instead.

However, his stay at Juve has been unsuccessful and he was farmed out on loan to Fenerbahce before playing a single game for Conte's side.

The 29-year-old Pazienza spent the past six months on loan at Udinese, and Lazio coach Vladimir Petkovic sees the former Napoli star as a useful addition to his midfield.

It is by no means a certainty that the trio will leave for Rome, however, as the Biancocelesti are reluctant to splash the cash this summer on new recruits.

Much will therefore depend on Juventus' willingness to let go of the three players on the cheap, as none seem to have a future with the Serie A champions.