Norwich City in advanced talks for Lazio defender Michele Ciani.

Ciani is expected to move to Carrow Road on-loan to the end of the season.

The Mirror says Canaries' boss Chris Hughton wants a new centre-back because Michael Turner is injured, and the Norfolk club are hopeful of bringing in the 29-year-old Frenchman before Friday's deadline.

The 6ft 2in defender would compete with Sebastien Bassong and Ryan Bennett for a place in the relegation battlers' side.

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