AC Milan Preparing Bid For Lazio Star Luis Alberto, Leao Could Be Included in a Deal

By Apollo Heyes -

Lazio star Luis Alberto is willing to leave Rome, with AC Milan preparing an offer for the Spaniard.

As reported by Italian newspaper Il Messaggero (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 28-year-old Spanish midfielder only arrived at the pre-season training camp in Auronzo di Cadore yesterday, remaining on holiday for a few days longer than the rest of his teammates.

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President Claudio Lotito spoke to AC Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis, who assured him that the Rossoneri are not involved in the situation, but interest in Luis Alberto has never been a secret in the Milan environment.

The Lombardy-based club are not willing to pay the €60 million requested by Lazio but may look to offer a 1:1 exchange with 22-year-old Portuguese forward Rafael Leao.

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Biancocelesti sporting director Igli Tare is not willing to accept this kind of deal, preferring another player in exchange instead: Alexis Saelemaekers. The 22-year-old Belgian midfielder is an exciting option, but the Rossoneri would need to add some financial compensation as well.

Developments are expected in the coming days, but it’s a little hard to imagine Luis Alberto leaving this summer, with coach Maurizio Sarri considering the player central to his tactical system.

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