As reported by Italian radio broadcaster Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, the Bundesliga outfit want around €25-30 million for the 25-year-old German winger, a fee that the Biancocelesti are only willing to pay should they qualify for the Champions League next season.
Lazio want the deal to be a loan with a buy option attached, becoming an obligation to buy should the Roman club finish in the top four next season. Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, want it to be an obligation to buy regardless.
Another issue that Lazio may face is the wishes of new Dortmund coach Marco Rose. The 44-year-old German coach is willing to give Brandt a chance, unlike previous coach Lucien Favre who was not keen on the 25-year-old.
This has complicated the situation a little, but regardless Lazio will continue to try to sign Brandt, believing the 25-year-old German winger is the right man to strengthen Maurizio Sarri’s squad.