Lazio could pay nothing for Malaga winger Jony Rodriguez due to a bizarre clause in his contract.
Marca reports Jony has a clause in his Malaga contract that allows him to spend its final year at any top-flight club in the world on loan.
The Spaniards are powerless to stop the 27-year-old from leaving after their failure to win promotion back to La Liga.
The newspaper agrees with Italian reports that Lazio will sign the left-sider this summer and that all they need to decide is whether he arrives on loan or on a permanent basis.
However, they risk losing Jony next year if he impresses, while Marca notes he would cost just €2m to sign now.
The ex-Barcelona youth player scored four goals and provided 11 assists during a loan spell at Alaves last season.