Lazio set to bid for Kewell

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Leeds United's Australian striker, Harry Kewell, is a target for the Serie A champions Lazio.

Leeds United's Australian striker, Harry Kewell, is a target for the Serie A champions Lazio.

The Italian club's president, Sergio Cragnotti, sees Kewell as the man to help his team do well in the Champions' League. He said: "I was very impressed with Kewell last season and saw the game against Roma in the Uefa Cup where he scored the winning goal. He's a player who I admire and we'll be looking at him."

Lazio have already underlined their spending power by signing Hernan Crespo from Parma in a £35.7m deal.

The Leeds chairman, Peter Ridsdale, has already dismissed any talk of Kewell leaving Elland Road and is in the middle of talks on a new contract with the player's agent. But, with Internazionale spending £13m on Coventry's Robbie Keane, Premiership clubs are at the mercy Italian sides' spending power.

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