Monday, 1st September, 2014

West Ham are chasing Lazio defender Michael Ciani and hope to snap up the 30-year-old before the transfer window closes.

Ciani has just one year remaining on his contract with Lazio and is open to quitting the Italian club, while the Rome outfit are also ready to part ways with the Frenchman.

According to L'Equipe, Lazio are ready to loan out Ciani and West Ham are on his tail.

The centre-back, who has won one senior cap for France, joined Lazio from Bordeaux in 2012.


He started his career in the youth ranks at Racing Paris before having a spell in Belgium with Charleroi.


Ciani has also turned out for Auxerre, Sedan and Lorient.

It remains to be seen whether West Ham can tie up a deal for his services before the transfer window closes.

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