Lazio will have to compete with Juventus to sign AC Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli next summer.

As reported by Italian media outlet Calciomercato.it last night, the 26-year-old Italian defender’s contract expires with the Rossoneri next year in 2022 and so far a renewal doesn’t seem likely, with coach Stefano Pioli preferring other options in his defence.

Romagnoli has been linked with a move to the Bianconeri for a long time now and the Turin-based club are looking for strong options to be replacements for the aging Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci.

Romagnoli pushing Milan for Lazio move

Lazio are also keen to sign Romagnoli, who is a well-known Biancocelesti fan, and are keen to sign him on a free transfer next summer as well.

Lazio Set to Sign AC Milan Captain Romagnoli on a Free Transfer Next Summer

The main obstacle currently is the player’s wages, as he earns around €6 million net per season currently, too high for Lazio but more accessible for Juventus.

The Turin-based club also have a good relationship with Romagnoli’s agent Mino Raiola, unlike AC Milan, and they also appreciate the idea of signing him on a free transfer.