New Lazio head coach Maurizio Sarri has weighed in on the future of Inter target Manuel Lazzari, suggesting that he could be kept at Lazio this summer.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster SportItalia, as reported by L’Interista, the former Empoli, Napoli, Chelsea, and Juventus manager denied suggestions that the 27-year-old would be unsuitable to his preferred style of football.

Lazzari has been linked with the Nerazzurri in the summer as a replacement for the departing Achraf Hakimi, with the Biancocelesti player thought to have the right profile to slot into the Moroccan’s role, and the player having worked successfully with new Inter boss Simone Inzaghi for two seasons at Lazio.

One factor which has been suggested which would make Lazzari’s move to Inter plausible is his perceived unsuitability to the 4-3-3 formation employed by Inzaghi’s successor in the Italian capital, Sarri.

Should the player prove unable to play as either a winger or a full-back in the Lazio coach’s tactical system, then the Biancocelesti could look to move him on, with a team that employs a player of his profile such as Inter a likely destination.

However, Sarri has suggested that he can see a future working with Lazzari, stating the following: “Lazzari is a player with good stamina, he can certainly adapt to a 4-3-3.”