Four Italian clubs fighting over Ljungberg

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According to reports in Italy, Lazio has offered Fredrik Ljungberg a contract for him to join the club, but there is also interest from Fiorentina, Roma and AC Milan.

Ljungberg is currently a free agent after being released from his four-year contract at West Ham last week.

Although the 31-year-old looked a shadow of his former self last season in East London, he is still highly thought of in Italy due to the outstanding nine years he spent at Arsenal from 1998 to 2007.

Lazio is considered the favorite to sign Ljungberg, and has reportedly offered him a contract of $1.8 million a season. The chances of the Swede joining the Biancocelesti are said to be 50-50, but city rivals Roma, as well as Fiorentina and Milan, are also said to be interested in snapping up the ex-Halmstads man.

Earlier Tuesday, Ljungberg's agent shot down rumors that his client may retire from football in order to go traveling around the world. There is also said to be possible suitors in the U.S., but the midfielder is not believed to favor a move to the MLS.