Lazio To Hijack Inter's Deal For Twente Striker Marko Arnautovic – Report

The Aquilotti are sniffing around the striker and are ready to launch an assault for him...
Lazio are ready to rumble Inter's move for Twente striker Marko Arnautovic.

The Nerazzurri have been in pole position to land the talented hitman, but his foot injury has cast doubts over the move. Lazio have now launched a bid to snatch the hitman from under Jose Mourinho's eyes.

According to Il Corriere Dello Sport, directors from Lazio made contact with their colleagues at Twente and have made their interest in the striker known. However, Arnautovic was in Milan on Monday having a medical with the Nerazzurri, leading to speculation that he will complete his move there after all.

Lazio still have a chance to make their move as the youngster remains a Twente player for the time being. This has left Lazio with an open door to make their move. It is said Joop Munsterman, the Dutch club's owner, is ready to listen to offers from other clubs.

The player is on the road to recovery from the foot injury he sustained towards the end of last season. Claudio Lotito is looking for a hitman, but the feeling in Italy is that he will only make a move if Goran Pandev decides to leave.

Conflicting reports claim the Aquilotti need to cut down their squad after 36 players turned up for pre-season on Sunday, suggesting there is no room for new faces.

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com