Lazio linked to Fulham defender

Senderos Fulham

Lazio are considering stepping in to sign Fulham's Swiss international defender Philippe Senderos, according to the latest reports.

Philippe Senderos hasn't been on the most convincing form for Fulham of late, but Serie A side Lazio apparently see him as the answer to their defensive shortage.

The ex-Arsenal man has been much maligned for his role in a struggling Fulham defence, but it seems that his reputation in Italy is still good.

Lazio are keen to add to their defensive ranks during the winter transfer window and have previously been linked to Manchester United star Nemanja Vidic.

Like Vidic, Senderos' contract will expire in the summer and Fulham are likely to be open to a cut-price deal.

Swiss website Infoticker.ch, claims that Lazio are willing to make the move now but could wait for the summer when Senderos will be a free agent.

The Eternal City side are in mid-table but things have been looking up since the return of coach Edy Reja to replace Vladimir Petkovic.

Senderos is no stranger to Serie A football having played for AC Milan in the 2008-09 campaign while on loan from Arsenal.

The 28-year-old made 14 appearances for the Rossoneri and he wanted to stay there permanently but injury and competing with Paolo Maldini for a place in the starting 11 stopped that being possible.

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