Trabzonspor open talks with Lazio midfielder Onazi

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Trabzonspor are closing in on the signing of Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi from Lazio.

The Super Lig side are desperate to add to their ranks after an underwhelming 2015-16 campaign, where they had to settle for 12th place.

Trabzonspor previously already secured the services of Suk Hyun-jun, Jan Durica and Bahadir Gungordu and have now set their sights on Onazi.

"The club has begun talks with Lazio and Ogenyi Onazi over a potential transfer," a brief statement on the club's Twitter account confirmed. 

Onazi joined Lazio from My People in 2011 and has since made over 100 appearances in all competitions for the Serie A side.

The 23-year-old Nigeria international only started 14 times in Serie A last season, though, and does not feature in Simone Inzaghi's plans for 2016-17.