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Peruzzi on verge of Lazio switch
Monday 5th June 2000

Internazionale goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi will complete a move to Lazio this week, setting off a transfer spree that will see Luca Marchegiani and Paulo ***** move in the opposite direction.

Onefootball.com can reveal that agent Dario Bonetto is travelling to Rome with Peruzzi on Tuesday to finalise the deal, which is said to be missing only the player’s signature.

The move is the former Italian international’s third in as many years, but the first time for a while that he will not be playing under the managership of his boss at Juventus and Inter, Marcello Lippi. Peruzzi was born near Rome and is keen to return there before the end of his career.

Lippi has only let him go because of Sebastian Frey’s ultimatum last month. The young French keeper earned rave reviews at Verona last season, and challenged Lippi to make him number one at the San Siro or see him leave the club. It was reported that Manchester United were interested, but Lippi is desperate to keep Frey.

Thirty-four-year-old Marchegiani will be Frey’s understudy, and will play in Coppa Italia games and league fixtures before Champions League matches.

It is unlikely that any money will change hands.

The move for ***** is an interesting one, as it suggests that Grigoris Georgatos may be on his way back to Olympiakos. The Greek defender has struggled with the language in his first season in Italy, and though supporters appreciated his buccaneering runs, there were question marks over his defensive abilities.

These moves mark the beginning of a big summer spending spree that will see Massimo Moratti try to tempt a crop of players to the San Siro: talks are already underway with Verona youngsters Cristian Brocchi and Gianluca Falsini, Salernitana star Ighle Vannucchi, and Perugia defender Marco Materazzi.

It is clear the strategy is to buy young and hungry home-grown players – but Moratti is desperate to satisfy the supporters with a big-name signing, and as such that can be the only explanation for the speculation linking Gremio striker Ronaldinho and Porto forward Jardel with the club.

Lippi was eyeing up Lazio’s Marcelo Salas, but Inter general manager Julio Velasco, who used to work for Lazio, warned him against it, saying that between February and May the Chilean striker does not play as well as he can.

The striking dilemmas will rumble on, and though Moratti promised not to sign any more players from rivals Juventus after Peruzzi’s move last year, Lippi and Juve general manager Luciano Moggi have met with Filippo Inzaghi’s agent Tulio Pinti to discuss a potential deal.

Moratti’s stand may become less firm if Christian Vieiri (known to be an admirer of Inzaghi) expresses any wishes to leave.

The link between Inter and Lazio may increase later this summer if phone conversations between Matias Almeyda and Javier Zanetti are anything to go by. Lazio midfielder Almeyda is looking for a new club after falling out with coach Sven Goran Eriksson and has been asking his Argentinian team-mate – regularly - if a move to Inter can be done.

AC Milan President Silvio Berlusconi has spoken in public of his admiration for Almeyda, but the long-haired double-winning star is coveting a move to Lippi’s side.

The rumour-mill is therefore in full effect in Milan, but amid all the uncertainty, it seems that Frey will start for Nerazzurri and Peruzzi will play for the reigning champions next season.
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Peruzzi's Lazio move hits the rocks
Monday 5th June 2000

The transfer of goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi from Inter to Lazio has hit a last-minute hitch that might see the £10 million deal collapse.

Prior to Tuesday's negotiations, everthing seemed to be settled. The 30-year-old goalkeeper would move back to his Rome birthplace with Luca Marchegiani, Paolo ***** and £2 million going to Milan.

However, Inter had second-thoughts and, according to different sources, either demanded the £10 million they paid Juventus for Peruzzi last year or Lazio midfielder Matias Almeyda or striker Marcelo Salas in exchange.

Lazio could not sanction this and talks broke down. Both parties agreed to meet again at the weekend but, despite Peruzzi agreeing terms with the champions, the move must now be in doubt.

One possible reason for Inter's change of heart could be their need to fund the purchase of striking cover for the injured Ronaldo. Porto's Mario Jardel is the player currently being strongly linked with the San Siro
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Peruzzi deal on Friday?? ««
Lazio are apparently very close to convincing Massimo Moratti to let Angelo Peruzzi move to Rome next season.
If Lazio will give them 20 million dollars, Moratti seems ready to let the player go. However, Inter Milan's president has refused all offers of exchange that Lazio had made and said very clearly that they aren't interested in goalie Luca Marchegiani or defender Paolo *****.
The only players that the Milan squad might want are midfielder Mathias Almeyda or striker Marcelo Salas, but since Lazio are still hoping to give them to Parma in exchange for Hernan Crespo, they'd rather pay the 20 million dollars to Inter.
Cragnotti and Moratti have met on Tuesday to discuss the Peruzzi deal and have admitted that they'll meet again of Friday and this time Inter Milan's answer should be final.
I think its plain stupid!!!

To let Marchegiani leave, 34, for Peruzzi, 30, well, this sounds crazy doesnt it??

Since we have got Carini!
Well, why buy both?

Option one:

Let Peruzzi play for as long as he is able to, who knows, maybe 4 years aswell.
This will put our talented and promising Carini on the bench all that time, where he will be totally demotivated, and he aint worth that, not one promising player is!

Option two:

Peruzzi will play this season, why else buy him? And Carini the further seasons when he will play for us. Ok, but where will this leave Peruzzi? Are there still teams who want to buy him at age of 31 for the same amount of money or less we might buy him?

Option three:

Peruzzi will after his appearance for this coming season, be reserve goalie, and coach Carini and make him perform better and learn of him. Though, Peruzzi will still want to play at the highest level I think, so this wont happen I think.
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Michel, Lazio will give Carini on loan to Reggina to get Bruno Cirrilo, which is good since he will be a first choice goalkeeper in Reggina.

So, Perruzi will be number one Lazio goalkeper next season and Ballota will sit on the bench..

Forza Lazio
I read from Calciomercato that Lazio will give Gottardi instead of Carini as a part exchange deal for Cirrilo. The things is we may give him as a "package" to get one of Inter player :( , We should keep him, he's one of the future of Italian team.

Have we signed Matterazi?

Forza Lazio
OK, I must admit the fact Peruzzi is good keeper, and the second fact is that we need one.But the numbers here are insane: 18, 20 or even $22M.He's 30 years old, and Inter bought from Juve for $15M, when he was a year younger and was a first choice in Italy team.I think Inter is pushing Cragnotti to his limits.This could be a world record fee for a keeper.I wouldn't mind it for a young one like Frey or Buffon, but for a 30-year old, I just don't know.
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