Maurizio Sarri has made it clear that he wants Lazio to sign Arkadiusz Milik but one key obstacle could still rule out a move.
The Biancocelesti clearly need to pick up a new centre forward in the summer, with Ciro Immobile having no true backup in the squad following the relatively recent departures of Vedat Muriqi and Felipe Caicedo.
Milik worked with Sarri at Napoli and the coach believes he’d be a good fit for his Lazio squad, so Claudio Lotito has already started to plan out a possible move in the coming weeks.
As reported by Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24), Lazio are currently waiting to see if Juventus will decide to sign Milik from Olympique Marseille following his loan spell or not. The Old Lady can make the deal permanent for around €9 million total, but the deadline expires on 10th June.
Should he return to Marseille, Lazio would be willing to pay €9 million to pick up the 29-year-old Polish striker, but one obstacle could stop them making a move, despite the fact that the player is happy to head to Rome.
Milik currently earns around €3.5 million net per season, wages that Lotito is not willing to match, meaning he’d need to accept a lower salary to push through a move.