LAZIO will battle with Stoke for Real Betis star Fabian Ruiz, as the Italians earmark a replacement for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to reports.
Getty – Contributor Stoke face competition from Lazio for Fabian Ruiz
Milinkovic-Savic is set to leave the Stadio Olimpico in the summer, with Europe’s big boys including Manchester United preparing big money summer bids.
Lazio are planning for life without the highly-rated Serbian who is a future Ballon d’Or winner, according to his agent Mateja Kezman.
Mundo Deportivo claim midfielder Fabian fits the bill and Lazio are willing to activate the 21-year-old’s release clause to push through the deal.
Fabian penned a new deal at the Benito Villamarin last month until 2023 with his release clause doubled to £27million.