Keita Balde Diao has handed in a transfer request to his club Lazio with Inter Milan are believed to be the starlet’s next destination. It is understood that EPL title rivals, Arsenal and Liverpool are also interested in the 20-year-old Senegalese.
Diao was born in Spain and started his career with Barcelona but he has featured for Italy at the under-20 level.
Reports coming from Italy claim that the Kop have been monitoring the starlet and got their chances boosted when the lad shocked Lazio with a transfer request away from Rome.
The 5ft 11 forward started his career at Barcelona’s La Masia academy before he moved on to Lazio in 2011 but he has so far failed to impress at senior level. However, in 2010, he attracted interests from Real Madrid and Manchester United after scoring 47goals while on loan from Barcelona to the satellite club UE Cornella.
According to Tuttosport, Arsenal and Liverpool are expected to lunch bids in the region of £7million for the player. Notwithstanding, Inter Milan are hoping to lure the player to the other side of Italy and are hoping that Diao would favor a move to the San Siro than the Premier League.
Diao made a scanty six appearances for Lazio all season but he has been tipped to becoming a prolific goal scorer in the coming years.