Lazio are seen as having reached agreement with Udinese to take full ownership of Antonio Candreva and will then reportedly double his wages.
The attacking midfielder impressed last season with the Aquile and has been the subject of transfer speculation heading into the summer.
However, Lazio are believed keen to keep hold of the 27-year-old and have been negotiating with Udinese to purchase their 50 per cent share in his registration.
The Corriere dello Sport indicate that the capital club have reached agreement with the Zebrette and that it is only awaiting official announcement.
It is reported that on from securing the player, President Claudio Lotito will offer him an improved contract worth €2m a year, more than doubling his current salary of €900,000 and placing him behind only Miroslav Klose in the team’s highest earners.
However, Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain continue to be linked with the Italy international, with La Repubblica reporting today that the Vesuviani recently saw an €18m offer for Candreva turned down.