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RB Leipzig in talks to bring in Valentino Lazaro from Inter

By Laura Brandt

RB Leipzig are understood to be in talks to sign Valentino Lazaro from Inter.

Valentino Lazaro (right).
Valentino Lazaro (right).Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krösche has held talks with Max Hagmayr, the agent of Inter's Valentino Lazaro, according to Gianluca Di Marzio, who backs up the story with a photo that shows the parties holding a meeting in Milan.

Speaking in an interview with Sport1, Krösche has confirmed RB Leipzig's interest in Lazaro.

"We've long said we're looking at possible options for the right side. Tino's a candidate," he said.

Lazaro has struggled to nail down a starting berth in Italy following his move from Hertha BSC last summer, and Inter should now be willing to send him out on loan.

According to Kicker, however, a loan deal would only make sense for Leipzig if it includes a purchase option.

The 23-year-old, who can play at right wing and at right-back, has also been linked with Newcastle United.

Lazaro has made 11 appearances for Inter following his €22,4 million move from Hertha BSC in the summer of 2019. His contract runs until 2023.

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