Real Madrid have made a 22-million-euro bid for Lucas Biglia, according to Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Argentina international is one of Rafa Benitez’s favourites to reinforce Los Blancos midfield, although he’s not Florentino Perez’s first option.
Los Merengues want to sign a player to replace Sami Khedira and their first choice seems to be Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti.
However, La Gazzetta has claimed Los Blancos have taken a step forward in bringing Biglia by offering Lazio 22 million euros.
Lazio’s president Claudio Lotito has reportedly rejected that bid, as he is hoping to get at least 30 million for the 29-year-old.
FIFA agent Alessio Scalera has also stated “one week ago a 22-million-euro offer arrived to Lazio offices from Real Madrid, plus a bonus that will increase this amount should Madrid win the league or the Champions League.”
According to Scalera, Los Blancos would offer Biglia a four-year deal worth four million euros per season.
Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly interest in Biglia, so all this could be just a part of a strategy to increase the player’s market value.
Biglia arrived at Lazio from Anderlecht in 2013 in a eight-million-euro deal. He has played 27 matches this season for the Italian side, scoring four goals and providing three assists.