Besiktas linked with Cardiff & Swansea target Michael Ciani

Besiktas have been linked with a January move for the Lazio centre back Michael Ciani.

The 30-year-old will leave Lazio during the January transfer window according to the French newspaper L’Equipe.

The report goes on to say that Cardiff City, Norwich, Swansea and Lens are also interested in signing the experienced centre back.

Ciani’s contract with Lazio finishes at the end of the season.

The powerful defender has previously played for Bordeaux, Lorient and Auxerre.

Ciani has made seven Serie A appearances for Lazio this season.