Luis Alberto has been hoping to join Sevilla this summer but the arrival of Isco could force the Spaniard to stay with Lazio.
The 29-year-old midfielder handed in a transfer request last month in a bid to return to his native Spain and talks were quickly re-opened between the Biancocelesti and Sevilla, who proceeded to propose an offer of €14-15 million plus Oliver Torres. Lazio were unconvinced by this, known for preferring pure cash deals, and things fell quiet.
As highlighted by Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24), Sevilla could still make a move for Luis Alberto despite their acquisition of free agent Isco. Lazio would seemingly be open to a loan deal with an obligation to buy clause, which could be set at around €25 million, or a little lower.
Luis Alberto is continuing to wait for updates and for the time being is training with his teammates in Rome. The chances of seeing him stay in the Italian capital are growing now, despite his desire for a return to Spain.