Lazio have confirmed that they are in talks to sell Portuguese pair Pedro Neto and Bruno Jordao to Benfica.
Lazio signed Neto and Jordao from Braga in the summer of 2017, on loan with a combined €26m option to buy.
However, the midfielders have failed to break into Simone Inzaghi’s plans and now look set to return to their homeland.
“Right now, negotiations at a good place, but we still have to see and keep talking,” sporting director Igli Tare told O Jogo.
“On our part, we’ve never said that we want to sell Pedro Neto. It’s Benfica who showed interest.
“I can’t reveal how much the deal is worth at this stage. They’re two important players who have showed tremendous growth, especially in the last year.
“We’ll see what happens because both players have the Coach’s blessing and are in his plans for next season.
“We have to decide what’s the best thing to do for our future.”
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