As reported by Italian newspaper Il Tempo (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the Biancocelesti are ready to meet the Ligue 1 club’s demands for the 24-year-old Croatian midfielder – €7 million plus €3 million in add-ons linked to the team’s results and his individual performances.
The Roman club cannot close out the deal yet, however, due to the now-infamous liquidity ratio. Lazio need to sell a player first in order to generate the necessary funds to make new signings, putting them in an awkward position as Bordeaux want to cash in as soon as possible.
The Biancocelesti have been in talks to sell Argentinian forward Joaquin Correa to Paris Saint-Germain for €18 million plus Spanish winger Pablo Sarabia, but talks have stalled with the Roman club wanting more liquid cash instead. Lazio will still look to find an agreement with the French side, with Correa having asked for a transfer.