Lazio are open to selling Jordan Lukaku and Wallace amid speculation linking the defensive pair to Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Like most clubs in Italian football at the moment, a Lazio side hit hard by the ongoing financial fallout will have to get creative in the transfer market.
Simone Inzaghi’s side are looking to splash out on Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi and Marash the ‘new Chiellini’ Kumbulla after flirting with the Serie A title in 2019/20. However, to finance a pair of big-money deals they will have to raise some cash.
Fortunately, there’s no shortage of interest in a couple of Inzaghi’s back-up players.
Leeds and Brighton have both offered £4 million to sign Belgium international Lukaku, younger brother of Romelu, who could solve a problematic left-back position at Elland Road or the Amex.
Lukaku featured regularly in the run-in last season but started just one Serie A fixture overall, with a series of injuries forcing him down the pecking order.
Wallace, meanwhile, has been persona non grata at the Stadio Olimpico for more than a year.
Gazzetta claims that after returning from a loan spell at Braga, the Brazilian defender still has no future at the Rome-based giants.
Wolves would jump at the chance to offer this Jorge Mendes client a fresh start in England – but that is easier said than done.
His non-EU status means Wolves will need special dispensation from the Football Association to get the deal done. And, as recently as August 2019, red tape scuppered a £6.5 million deal that would have seen Wallace swap the Italian capital for Molineux (CittaCeleste).
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