Lazio cannot sign Bordeaux midfielder Toma Basic until they sell Joaquin Correa to Paris Saint-Germain.

As reported by Italian newspaper Il Messaggero (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the Biancocelesti are unable to make any new signings currently due to the now-infamous liquidity ratio, meaning the club need to sell players before they can look to secure their transfer targets.


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The Roman club are incredibly keen to secure the 24-year-old Basic from Bordeaux and there’s only a €1 million difference in the talks between the two clubs, but first they must close out the Correa deal with PSG.

The Ligue 1 giants are ready to pay €18 million plus add-ons for the 26-year-old Correa, with Spanish winger Pablo Sarabia also being included in the deal.


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Once this deal has been completed, Lazio will then work to secure Basic as well, giving coach Maurizio Sarri an exciting defensive midfielder.

This will also allow the Biancocelesti to focus on other transfer targets as well, such as Borussia Dortmund winger Julian Brandt or Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri.