Lazio’s deal with Alessio Romagnoli seems likely to break down as negotiations stall regarding agent fees.
The Biancocelesti are desperate to sign the 27-year-old Italian defender on a free transfer after his contract expires with Milan in the summer, believing him to be the perfect option to start their defensive overhaul.
As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via LazioNews24), Lazio’s talks with Romagnoli’s entourage are likely to break down due to the high agent commissions requested by super-agent Mino Raiola. Talks have currently stalled and things don’t look particularly positive at this stage.
Due to this, there’s now a serious chance that the Italian centre back will sign a contract renewal with the Rossoneri, extending his stay in the Lombardy capital.
Free transfers often carry large agent commissions and it’s hardly surprising that Lazio president Claudio Lotito is unwilling to pay them, especially considering that Raiola likely commands a significant sum. The Roman club are now likely to look elsewhere in their search for new defenders.