Inzaghi and Bazzani trade places

S.S. Lazio and UC Sampdoria have agreed to swap strikers Simone Inzaghi and Fabio Bazzani in a six-month loan.

Poor returns
The 28-year-old Bazzani will move to Rome having scored only twice this term - in contrast to his 13 goals during the 2003/04 campaign. Inzaghi, meanwhile, will travel in the opposite direction, to Genoa. The 28-year-old former Italian international has been limited to just 12 appearances this season, most as a substitute.

Room for improvement
Bazzani, capped three times by Italy, said of the switch: "I watched Lazio's game against [ACF] Fiorentina yesterday and they looked a very organised side. I'm sure we can improve the situation in the league." Lazio, who have won their last two games since appointing Giuseppe Papadopulo as coach, occupy ninth place in Serie A, four points behind Sampdoria in fifth.