Lazio About to Make Final Push to Sign Milan Defender

Lazio have long set their sights on Alessio Romagnoli, but they have not come to terms with him just yet. His contract with Milan expires in June. His current club tendered a relatively low proposal to keep him. The Biancocelesti and the entourage of the defender will meet right after Easter, Alfredo Pedullà informs.

The center-back, who is represented by Mino Raiola, asks for over €3M per year. He would be one of the highest-paid players on the roster at those numbers. Moreover, the parties need to iron out the commissions. Maurizio Sarri has signed off on the addition.

Romagnoli could wind up replacing Francesco Acerbi in the Lazio rearguard. The newcomer would most likely unseat the veteran as he is more apt for a four-man defense. The former is unlikely to stay as a backup in the Italian Capital, but he could do it in different clubs. He has been linked to Inter and Milan in the past.

Despite the simmering disagreements, the Biancocelesti believe Sarri will stay at the helm, even if he does not ink an extension. As things stand, his contract runs out in 2023. On top of pursuing Romagnoli, Lazio are looking for a new starting goalkeeper, the transfer market adds.

PSG offered them Sergio Rico for cheap, but he is not the top option for the coach. He prefers Marco Carnesecchi or Kepa Arrizabalaga. On the other hand, Atalanta demand a sizeable fee to sell their youngster, and the Chelsea misfit has very wealthy wages.