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Lazio track Man City starlet

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Lazio are keeping an eye on Manchester City youngster John Guidetti and may make a January swoop.

John Guideti has been labelled 'the new Zlatan Ibrahimovic' but is out of favour at Manchester City and could be headed for Lazio.

The 21-year-old was spotted by Sven-Goran Eriksson during his spell at Manchester City and made a good impression in the youth ranks.

However, under Roberto Mancini, Guidetti struggled for first-team opportunities and has been out on loan to old club IF Brommapojkarna, Burnley and Feyenoord.

Guidetti remains a peripheral figure for City under Manuel Pellegrini and could be headed out on loan to Doncaster Rovers according to recent reports, but there may be another option for him.

Today's La Gazzetta dello Sport insists that Guidetti is a target for Serie A side Lazio and that the Biancocelesti are considering moving sooner rather than later.

Lazio are desperate to strengthen after a disappointing start to the season, which has piled the pressure on boss Vladimir Petkovic.

And it is widely expected that club President Claudio Lotito will provide some reinforcements in the New Year.

While Guidetti's value hasn't been done any good by a quiet spell at City, his nickname 'The New Ibrahimovic' remains a big selling point.

La Gazzetta also reports that Lazio have wrapped up the signature of Nantes' Serbian striker Filip Djordjevic, who will join the club next summer.

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