Baggies defender closing on Serie 'A' switch

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West Brom defender Gabriel Tamas is close to a move to Lazio, according to his agent.

The 27-year-old Romania international started just one match in the last three months of the season and appears set to leave the Hawthorns.

"We are in negotiations and Lazio like the lad very much," Tamas' agent Ivan Reggiani told lalaziosiamonoi.

"I would like to point out that we have never had contact with Cesena or Novara; the only Italian club he'll accept, apart from Milan, Inter and Juventus, is Lazio.

"He is fascinated by the chance to play alongside his fellow countryman, Stefan Radu.

"The Biancocelesti remain our priority and we've been in talks with them for over a month.

"We are at an advanced stage and Tamas is very likely to wear the Lazio shirt next season. The only doubts are around his behaviour.


"President Claudio Lotito and director Igli Tare are considering this aspect, but I can assure them Tamas is an exemplary professional.

"He's always the first to arrive at training and the last to leave."

Tamas, who joined West Brom on loan in January 2010 before making the move from Auxerre permanent, has three years left on his contract.

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