Thursday August 29 2013
Lazio do deal for Yilmaz – Gazzetta

Lazio will sign Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz after a €12m transfer fee was agreed in principle, claims the Gazzetta dello Sport.

Galatasaray sporting director Bulent Tulun has been in talks with Biancocelesti officials since landing in Rome yesterday.

After initially asking for €18m for the centre-forward, the Gazzetta website claims the Italian outfit have managed to get that reduced to €12m. That figure includes bonuses.

The two clubs are now ironing out the details. Lazio want to pay the fee in four instalments, but the Turkish outfit are pushing for just two payments.

Lazio first wanted the player last summer, but he instead joined Galatasaray from Trabzonspor for just €5m.

Yilmaz, 28, is a Turkish international who scored 34 goals last season in all competitions for club and country.