As Lazio heads into the summer, the elephant in the room is what they’ll be doing with their managerial position for next season. Nonetheless, they’ll also need to begin looking at recruits to improve their squad.
One area that the Biancocelesti want to upgrade is their midfield, and they already have a target in mind. According to Turkish media outlet Ajansspor (via Lazio News), the Rome-based club is interested in Fenerbahçe’s Ozan Tufan.
The 26-year-old is one of the Turkish club’s best players en route to a third-place finish this season in the Süper Lig. Now it seems the midfielder could be looking for a new challenge, and Lazio wants to provide that for him.
However, there’s a problem, the price tag. Tufan has a release clause of €20 million, and the Gialloblù club does not want to sell him for less than that amount. Nonetheless, Lazio has three possible solutions to acquire him this summer.
The first is an exchange that would see forward Vedat Muriqi return to his former club, in addition to €5 million in favour of the Turkish club.
The second possibility involves the outlay of €15 million plus a free annual loan of the Kosovar attacker.
Finally, the third way would see Fenerbahce collect €16 million plus an additional €2.5 million loan fee.