Lazio They hope to conclude an agreement to sign Chelsea Midfielder Ruben Loftus-CheekBut the cost of this endeavor can be prohibitive.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Aquile has identified the England international as a suitable candidate to bolster his midfield, regardless of whether Luis Alberto or Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is sold.
While dismissing either would help bring in Loftus-Cheek, the transfer is not believed to depend on this and the former Fulham loanee is wanted by manager Maurizio Sarri, having previously worked with him at Chelsea.
The couple have a good relationship and Chelsea are ready to part with him, but he will not accept anything less than 20 million euros, while the player himself will demand 4 million euros per season, a figure that only Milinkovic-Savic and captain Ciro Immobile can match.
That may be out of Lazio’s reach, but Biancocelesti will set up an offer and hope to negotiate with Chelsea and Loftus-Cheek.
However, his increased playing time under Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge could also hamper the deal, and he will need to be convinced of Lazio’s ambitions.