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Daichi Kamada completes first part of medical ahead of Lazio move

Daichi Kamada is inching closer towards a move to Lazio after undergoing the first part of his medical tests in Rome, according to Sky Sport Italia.

The Japanese midfielder will complete the second part on Friday before his free transfer to Stadio Olimpico is formalised.

Kamada appeared to be on his way to AC Milan, but the transfer failed to materialise after they signed Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Tijjani Reijnders and Yunas Musah.

The former Eintracht Frankfurt star was also on the wishlist of Serie A rivals Inter Milan and Napoli, but Lazio convinced him with their offer.

Kamada will sign a two-year deal with the Biancocelesti and is expected to earn around €5 million per year, including a sign-on bonus.

The 26-year-old played an instrumental role in Frankfurt’s Europa League triumph in the 2021/22 season and also represented Japan in the World Cup last year.

Tensions escalated at the Italian capital club after Maurizio Sarri had reportedly fallen out with president Claudio Lotito over the lack of new signings.

Sarri was not pleased with the club’s lack of ambition in the transfer window, which saw them miss out on Djibril Sow and Arsen Zakharyan.

However, Lotito has shrugged off the rumours of a rift with Sarri and insisted that the Italian manager has not threatened to quit his job.

Lazio’s transfer business is slowly gathering pace as they are set to sign Kamada and will follow up with a €12 million move for Midtjylland forward Gustav Isaksen.

The Biancocelesti have already signed Argentine striker Valentin Castellanos from New York City FC.

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