Lazio remain locked in talks with MLS officials over a deal for Columbus Crew midfielder Danny Szetela.

The USA U20 international is being lined up by Lazio as Cristian Ledesma's understudy and hope to conclude a deal before the summer market closes, says Corriere dello Sport.

Szetela comes off contract at the Crew at the end of the MLS season, but Lazio are reluctant to wait until the January transfer window to sign the youngster.