Lazio are in close contact with Leonardo Bonucci and Maurizio Sarri is open to working with the Juventus defender.
The 36-year-old Italian centre back has been rather unceremoniously frozen out of Massimiliano Allegri’s squad in Turin, not joining the squad for their pre-season tour to the United States.
Juventus are looking to lower their wage bill and Bonucci is one of the highest earners, so the club are keen to get him off their books a year before his contract expires.
As reported by Alfredo Pedulla, Lazio are one of the clubs interested in signing Bonucci this summer and were in direct contact with his entourage on Monday night.
His priority is to stay in Italy, giving the Biancocelesti a boost over rivals Union Berlin. The 36-year-old has asked the German side to wait a few days for his decision.
Sarri has given Lazio the green light for the move, willing to work with Bonucci again after their single season together at Juventus.