Lazio centre-back Michael Ciani is a target for Crystal Palace.

The Daily Mail says Palace are hoping to sign Ciani as they look to reinforce their defensive options this season.

Ciani, 30, signed for Lazio in 2012 and has made 41 appearances for the Serie A side but almost joined Norwich on loan in January.

The Frenchman is available for £1.2million and Palace want defensive options after missing out on Steven Caulker.

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