Roma and Lazio are both interested in signing Sassuolo midfielder Maxime Lopez in this summer’s transfer window.
As reported by Italian media outlet Calciomercato.com recently, Lucas Leiva is set to leave the Biancocelesti when his contract expires at the end of the season, and coach Maurizio Sarri would like to replace him with a quick-thinking, fast-footed defensive midfielder.
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These are qualities which Maxime Lopez has, and the Sassuolo midfielder is now a clear target for Lazio ahead of this summer’s transfer window. Roma coach Jose Mourinho is also a fan of the Frenchman, so they could try to jump in for a deal themselves.
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First talks have already been opened between the two parties and Lopez is valued at around €15-20 million. The Roman club are serious about a deal and are already working on a convincing offer.
Lopez has made 26 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 2192 minutes. In that time, he’s scored one goal.