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Lazio interested in January move for Koln's Alexandru Ionita - report

Alexandru Ionita, 1. FC Cologne

Lazio are weighing the possibility of signing Koln striker Alexandru Ionita in January.

Il Corriere dello Sport
reports the Italian side are willing to open dialogue with the Bundesliga outfit over the Romanian.
Ionita, who is tied to Koln until 2014, has been unable to hold down a regular place this season as he struggles to match Lukas Poldolski.Lazio could be ready to offer him a way out of Germany as they ponder an initial loan deal with an option to buy at €2 million.

Ionita is seen as an alternative to Tommaso Rocchi and Miroslav Klose, who have both struggled with injuries this season.Klose has been affected by a long-term knee problem, but he has been able to play through the pain barrier and score six goals so far in Serie A.