Arsenal and Manchester City are fighting it out to land Lazio captain Stefan Radu, according to Sky Sports News.
The Romanian international has become one of the most highly regarded defenders in Serie A after an excellent season with Lazio, helping them secure a top four finish. This form hasn’t gone un-noticed as Sky Sports sources understand that both Arsenal and City are keen on brining him to the Premier League this summer.
The 25-year-old signed a new contract last summer but it’s reported that Lazio would find it difficult to turn down a substantial offer for their skipper.
Radu can play at both centre back and left back and no doubt his versatility is a quality that appeals to Arsene Wenger and Roberto Mancini, who are both looking to add to their defensive options this summer.
The former Dinamo Bucharest star has spent four years in Italy and Sky Sports believe that he would be open to a move to England, should the opportunity arise.
Arsenal will be reluctant to get in to a bidding war with City, as they will be unable to compete with the financial clout at the disposal of the newly crowned Premier League champions, so Arsene Wenger may be wise to move fast if he is to beat Mancini to Radu’s signature.
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