Italian press: West Ham seriously pursuing Lazio's Senad Lulic, asking price set

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Lazio are reportedly willing to sell Senad Lulic - for £11m.

According to Rome-based newspaper Il Messaggero, West Ham are ready to make a serious push to sign Lazio utility man Senad Lulic during the January transfer window.

The Hammers made two signings from Italian football over the summer, with Angelo Ogbonna and Pedro Obiang arriving from Juventus and Sampdoria respectively - and it seems that Slaven Bilic's men are lining up another bid for a Serie A star.

29-year-old Bosnian international Lulic has been a fixture of the Lazio side ever since his 2011 move from Swiss side Young Boys, and has played in a number of different positions, including full back, wide midfield and central midfield, proving his versatility in the Italian capital.

Now, Lulic is attract interest, with talks over a contract extension with Lazio stalling. His current deal runs out in 2017, and teams will be well aware that he will have just 18 months left on his contract at the Stadio Olimpico when the January transfer window opens.

Il Messaggero believe that Lazio have set a €15m (£11m) asking price on Lulic, and West Ham are believed to be very serious about pursuing Lulic in January.

Lulic's versatility would be a huge asset to Bilic, and his experience at both club and international level make him a smart target for the Hammers - but that £11m asking price could be enough to put the Hammers off, given his age and the short amount of time left on his contract.

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