Sunday August 18 2013
Report: Lazio have Yilmaz deal

Despite interest from Liverpool and Arsenal, Turkish media report Lazio have a deal for Burak Yilmaz.

The 28-year-old Galatasaray striker scored a spectacular 34 goals in 47 official games last season between club and country, also providing nine assists.

He has caught the eye of Liverpool and Arsenal, in both cases as an alternative to Luis Suarez.

However, Turkish media maintain Lazio have a basic agreement with the player for a five-year contract worth €2.5m per season.

Another Turkish side, Sporx, maintain the transfer fee is €15m and Lazio have so far reached €10m.

This is considerably lower than the €25m price-tag bandied about by English newspapers for the player.

It is reported Yilmaz requested a transfer after the Turkish Super Cup match.

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