Lazio are working to pick up Luca Pellegrini in January but still need to take a few more steps before they can secure the Juventus loanee’s signature.
The Biancocelesti sent Serbian defender Dimitrije Kamenovic on a six-month loan move to Sparta Prague, freeing up a little space in their squad, but this alone will not be enough to facilitate a move for Pellegrini, who is ready to end his loan spell in Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt. The Italian left back is willing to take a pay cut in order to help push through a move.
Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) details how the departure of wing back Mohamed Fares would be enough to allow Lazio to complete a move for Pellegrini. The Algerian is paid around €1.2 million net per season, and freeing up this as well as the €300,000 gross saved on Kamenovic’s wages, would make the difference.
Regardless, Juventus would still need to pay 50% of Pellegrini’s salary to help Lazio fall in line with the financial parameters. In the new year, Claudio Lotito will meet with Enzo Raiola to try and iron out an agreement. Then, the Biancocelesti will need to convince the Bianconeri of a deal.