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Rafinha close to leaving Barcelona for Lazio - report

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The Brazilian could be heading back to Serie A

SOCCER: AUG 16 La Liga - FC Barcelona at Athletic Club Photo by Carlos Sanchez Martinez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Lazio are reportedly close to securing a move for Rafinha Alcantara. The Barca midfielder has spent his recent playing time on loan at Inter Milan and most recently Celta Vigo.

The signing of Rafinha is pretty important for Lazio. Having already struck out on David Silva, their need to secure a midfielder has grown.

The reports coming out of Italy make it seem as if the two clubs are coming together on a deal that would cost Lazio 12 million euros to get the deal done. This would be a solid transaction for both sides. Lazio grabbing a midfielder, and Barca bit of cash.