Lazio seemed to be on the verge of signing Sassuolo talisman Domenico Berardi, but negotiations have slowed to a crawl in recent days.
The 28-year-old winger quickly emerged as one of the Biancocelesti’s priorities for the transfer window and talks with the Neroverdi seemed to be progressing well, with a deal almost being reached on the basis of around €20 million plus add-ons.
Berardi is keen on the idea of joining Lazio and has already reportedly agreed personal terms with the club, ready to make the jump to the Italian capital. Despite this, things have fallen awfully quiet in recent weeks.
La Lazio Siamo Noi details how Sassuolo decided to raise the price tag on Berardi, wanting around €30 million, a significant increase compared to the previous figures being discussed.
Considering his salary and the agent commissions, the total cost of the deal would be around €50 million, a large amount that Lazio are not willing to pay.
The Biancocelesti are still confident that a deal can be reached and are hoping to lower the total costs by around €10 million in order to close out a deal.