Lazio set to beat Premier League suitors to signing of Ajax forward Ricardo Kishna

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HITC Sport understands that a player linked with the likes of Southampton, Liverpool and Manchester City is undergoing a medical in Rome.

HITC Sport understands from sources close to the proposed deal that Ricardo Kishna is in Italy and undergoing a medical with Serie A outfit Lazio.

The 20-year-old forward has become a much sought-after talent after catching the eye in his native Holland with Ajax.

He is a product of the Amsterdam-based club’s famed academy system and made his senior debut for the club towards the end of the 2013/14 campaign.

Building on that breakthrough, Kishna went on to impress in 38 appearances across all competitions last term – netting six goals.

As a tricky winger, who can also operate as a central striker, his potential was quickly noted by sides outside of the Eredivisie.

The Daily Mirror reported in January 2014, as discussions regarding fresh terms dragged on, that Kishna had been offered to Liverpool and Manchester City.

More recently, talkSPORT have suggested that the youngster was among those being considered by Southampton manager Ronald Koeman – a man who knows the Dutch market well.

The Premier League suitors have, however, been pipped to his signature by Lazio, with the formalities of a switch to Rome now in the process of being completed.

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