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The Granata are on the brink of relegation to Serie B, however, the duo are unlikely to face the drop.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, Lazio have targeted Torino midfielders Ignazio Abate and Blerim Dzemaili, with the latter also on Napoli’s radar.

The Toro will fight it out with Bologna for Serie A survival on Sunday, but destiny is not in their hands after last week’s home defeat by Genoa. The Granata will return to the second tier of Italian football if the Felsinei manage to overcome Catania at the Stadio Dall'Ara.

Relegation would be catastrophic for the club’s finances and some of their top stars would have to be sacrificed to balance the books, including Abate and Dzemaili.

The quick Italian winger is co-owned by Torino and Milan. Lazio chief Claudio Lotito has allegedly discussed a potential transfer with Rossoneri vice president Adriano Galliani.

But the Aquile will have to beat off competition from Napoli for Dzemaili, who is said to be unwilling to make the step down to Serie B.

The 23-year-old has impressed at the Olimpico after moving to Turin on loan from Premier League club Bolton Wanderers last September and Toro chief Urbano Cairo made the move permanent in January for a fee of €2.5 million. Dzemaili signed a contract until June 2012.
 
Vince Masiello, Goal.com

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