Lazio appear to have hinted at the arrival of Maurizio Sarri, along with Napoli defenders Elseid Hysaj and Nikola Maksimovic, on their official website.
The negotiations with coach Sarri are no secret and a signature is expected today.
It was also rumoured that Hysaj and Maksimovic could arrive, as they are free agents after their contracts with Napoli expired.
However, the official Lazio website published a story that seems to hint at the arrival of all three.
“Every Commander has his trusted soldiers,” started the article.
“Nikola Maksimovic and Elseid Hysaj were part of the Sarri militia for a long time, a coach in the sights of the Biancocelesti. They know the movements and timing of the team, in three years with Sarri under the Vesuvius the Azzurri goal was less pierced than any other.
“Combining a strong defence with an attacking approach was the winning strategy of Sarrismo applied to the top level.
“You cannot ignore the support of charismatic leaders like Raul Albiol and Kalidou Koulibaly, but the contribution of workers and students like Maksimovic and Hysaj can become decisive to help the top Biancocelesti players to learn.
“You run, sweat and study for an idea. An idea, a strategy that can make a strong team even more fearsome, because it is new, unpredictable and doesn’t know its own limits.”