Lazio are looking to bring in Empoli defender Lorenzo Tonelli in January, according to reports.
The Biancocelesti are short of numbers at centre-back, with Stefan De Vrij ruled out after undergoing knee surgery.
This morning, Il Messaggero reports that club President Claudio Lotito is negotiating directly with Empoli to bring Tonelli to Rome.
The patron is ready to offer a loan of around €1m until the end of the season, with a €4m clause to make the move permanent in the summer.
However, the newspaper believes that Empoli’s asking price is closer to €8m, leaving a substantial difference between the two parties.
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