David Rozehnal will officially be a Hamburg player later today, according to reports from Italy.
Corriere dello Sport claims that the former Newcastle United defender was preparing to leave the capital just as Lazio returned from their pre-season training camp in Auronzo.
The Czech will undergo a medical on Wednesday, and with the formalities behind him, he will put pen to paper on a five-year deal with the German club. The Aquilotti are set to earn €5 million from the switch - a tidy profit, given Rozehnal only arrived 18 months ago for €3.5m.
Following the stopper's departure, Lazio’s director of football, Igli Tare, is expected to get the ball rolling on an operation to bring in a new, top-level centre-back.
However, given the lack of high-quality defenders on the market, it remains to be seen whether Tare will complete his mission by the close of the window.
Stefano Federici, Goal.com