Report: Biglia tempted by the project of Milan and wants a move, the Diavolo offer Lazio €18 million plus bonuses

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Lucas Biglia celebrates victory at the end of the Coppa Italia match between Inter and Lazio at Stadio San Siro on January 31, 2017. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)
Lucas Biglia celebrates victory at the end of the Coppa Italia match between Inter and Lazio at Stadio San Siro on January 31, 2017. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Lucas Biglia has been given an ultimatum by Lazio but the press in Italy suggests that his heart is set on Milan.

Milan are expected to announce the signing of the 20-year-old Franck Kessié officially on Monday after the Ivorian underwent more tests today.

But the Atalanta man is not the only midfield target of the Rossoneri and they seem determined to add Lazio captain Lucas Biglia to the squad of Montella.

Sky Italia reported earlier on Thursday that Lazio have told Biglia he has to tell them whether or not he wishes to renew his contract (expires in 2018) by this weekend. The online version of La Repubblica is reporting this story as well, and is adding that Biglia has already made up his mind – he wants to join Milan in this summer.

Repubblica.it’s Marco Ercole claims that in the days before the end of the season, the club and coach Simone Inzaghi tried to convince Biglia to stay and there was also a long meeting in the locker room between Biglia and other Lazio senators like Marco Parolo, Senad Lulic and Stefan Radu, in which they tried to convince the 31-year-old Argentine regista to renew his Biancocelesti contract.

Lucas Biglia celebrates after scoring a penalty against Gianluigi Dinnarumma during Lazio-Milan at Stadio Olimpico on February 13, 2017. (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
Lucas Biglia celebrates after scoring a penalty against Gianluigi Dinnarumma during Lazio-Milan at Stadio Olimpico on February 13, 2017. (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Ercole writes that Biglia’s desire to move to Milan is not because of money as the offer of Lazio and of the Rossoneri is virtually the same (€2.5 million plus €500k bonuses from Milan and €2.5m plus €300k bonuses from Lazio), but instead it’s because of the project of Milan which convinces him.

There is still no agreement between Lazio and the seven-times Champions League winners from Milano, but the current offer is said to be €18m plus €4m in bonuses. Claudio Lotito however, would prefer a higher fixed price and lower bonuses. Milan reportedly also expressed their willingness to give up on the percentages they’d be owed if Andrea Petagna is bought by the Roman side but Inzaghi seems to be prefer a different profile for his next for next season. Lazio wanted to include midfielder Juraj Kucka in the operation but Milan value him at €10m which is apparently deemed too much by Lotito, who would rather get as much money as possible if his captain leaves.

It remains to be seen of course whether these rumours are true or not, but what’s clear is that Milan intend to strengthen their midfield and are willing to spend the money to do so.

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milanmalaysia
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milanmalaysia

These kinda news, day after day, which makes me thrilled to see our impact next season. can’t wait to see the new Milan plays!Forza Milan!!
Donna(doubtful)/PLizzari
abate,conti / mussacchio, paletta / romagnoli, gomez / rodriguez, vangioni, MDS(doubtful)

suso,poli / kessie, kuco, biglia / monty, berto, / bonadinho, ocampos, niang

lapagol, morata, bacca(doubtful)

milanmalaysia
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milanmalaysia

accidentally dropped few names there; loca, zapata, sosa

Mansa
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Mansa

Clearly one of Montolivo, Locatelli or Sosa is leaving. I don’t know how good Biglia is but I feel Badelj could have come cheaper.
In other news, Kessie is technically a Milan player. I hope he lives up to the billing.
Awaiting at least 2 more midfielders (attacking) and we’d be done with the middle. #forzamilan

milanmalaysia
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milanmalaysia

can we dream of fabregas? Can we?? at this point every player out there seems plausible to get in the squad

nick
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nick

Badej? What is the obsession Milan fans have with this player, he’s not even world class talent and he is definitely not an upgrade to Montolivo.

Signing Badej would be a waste of money.

Biglia is better attacking and defensively. No more Fiorentina players please. Not even Kallinic is welcomed.

AC4M
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AC4M

Biglia is good for Lazio not for Milan.

That is waste of money.

(Tielemans 25M to Monaco great…)

Ali
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Ali

I am sure that only for a moment you forgot that Lazio finished this season way ahead of us.

AC4M
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AC4M

@Ali

and Milan won SuperCoppa against Rubentus.. so?

Rome teams won 0.

I thought Milan fans wanted Champions league not Europa League …

VICEROYMHZ
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VICEROYMHZ

Comment: I do not think Montolivo and Locatelli will go except on loan. rumour says sosa is staying while poli, pasalic and bertolacci are going

Jibola
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Jibola

31 year old with 2018 expiring contract is way too much for that price. Milan Badelj will cost about 10m and he’s 27.

Biglia is no doubt a quality and upgrade with vast Serie A and international experience plus he’s a captain with leadership quality and mentality.

The management must think to spend wisely.

Milan10
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Milan10

Too bad badelj is garbage. Well, not quite but u get the idea

Apache
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Apache

Motolivo is good

Sergio
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Sergio

In a alternate universe?

Anny
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Anny

In his dreams!

Milan10
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Milan10

In galliani’s bed

Ali
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Ali

At a Bunga Bunga party…

Vince
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Vince

My dream team 3 5 2

Donna

Musachio de vrij romagnioli

Conti kessie fabragas bonaventura rodriguez

Belotti moratta

Lapadula
Gomez
Paletta
Locatelli
Calabria
Abate
Antonelli
Kucka
Monto
Plizzarri

Daniel Medeiros
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Daniel Medeiros

Man, that’s a hell of a team, indeed! Love it! And we could easily switch to 4-4-2 bringing Loca or Biglia in for one of the CBs. Or even Suso (where is he, btw?).

Kourosh
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Kourosh

A little over-priced considering his age and expiring contract but at least he’s better than Badelj. I don’t see us with three regista’s in the squad though. There’s already Montolivo and Locatelli and I’m afraid they want to loan him out.

O'Gabbs
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O'Gabbs

Locatelli will be loaned out next season.

ladon
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ladon

has anyone seen Rachid Ghezzal of lyon play? I heard Milan are interested in signing him on a free transfer this summer as he doesn’t want to renew with lyon. This guy is way better than defoule and gomez combined. he is very skill, speedy and his final ball is devastating. his got eye for goal and his shooting is rockect. I hope Milan gets him ahead of other target.

VICEROYMHZ
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VICEROYMHZ

Comment: Fingers crossed till middle of june where most transfer will be coming to conclusion before pre-season in july.

ted
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ted

I have a strong feeling that Biglia and Rodriguez will turn out to be the best buys of this mercato. Biglia will bring much needed experience and guidance on the field, he is after all Lazio captain. Rodriguez will bring also much needed dynamism on that left flank, look at his stats.

Paul inyang
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Paul inyang

do you people remember pirlo?

blah
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blah

Perfectly said my friend 😀
I am sure Biglia is gonna be great, you guys should see how good he is, i wanted him to come early on as well but if now is the time its definitely not late

Milan10
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Milan10

Yes. What about him? Please tell me ur not implying biglia will be 2nd coming of pirlo

Ink
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Ink

OMG OMG OMG

We got Pirlo in Bigila!!!!?????? WOOOOOOO!

6t9
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6t9

18M + for 31 yrs old Bigila? Not a sensible move rather i will prefer to invest 25M for Pellegrini.

Ink
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Ink

Typical shinter-ish transfer target.

Ali
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Ali

Just like Morata, eh? Let us see what really happens before we judge mate.

OHAGWU UCHENNA
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OHAGWU UCHENNA

I hope we could get this players, all r good. It depends on what Milan want.

perttu junnonaho
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Instead off Biglia, we should rather target proven but much younger world class midfielders, who will fit perfectly to our young core for years to come, and not soon to be past their prime player, who are just quick fixes, which will hurt us in a long run! So we must try to sign Corentin Tolisso from Lyon at all cost! But if we can”t somehow get Tolisso”s signature, then we must target Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid!

Donremie
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Donremie

I also don’t like buying biglia for 18m with his age and people shld stop comparing him to pirlo becos juve got pirlo for free from Milan….If biglia was free, then no problem…I am seeing shinter style transfer of garbage in garbage out…. Plenty of activity does not translate to forward mvmt….If we are looking at experience monto could provide dat for locatelli n Pellegrini….. Biglia shldnt coat more Dan 10m…Anyway he is Lazio captain n dat could be responsible for d high price tag…

Donremie
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Donremie

Do u also notice dat Milan is going more after argentines n leaving our core of Italians plus Brazilian stars…I wonder

Dwayne
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Dwayne

Good, Biglia may not be a world famous midfielder, but he knows Serie A well enough, we will really need his expertise if we are to groom our young prospects well enough to adjust to Serie A…think, if Loca Loca is good enough without an experienced midfielder to help guide him last season, imagine next season when he has someone with Serie A knowledge like Biglia to help him!

CGT
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CGT

Some Milan supporters are just pathetic! We all want Champions league football next season in a quick fix but would prefer players who would deliver that in 3-4years time by demanding we get Pallegrini & the likes. Biglia brings experience and instant success only the likes of Khedira, Noigolan, Derossi etc can bring. We can get better and young midfielders (Verrati mode) once we qualify for champions league next season. Biglia has tons of experience both local & internationally, he’s good with both feet, plays both long & short passes perfectly, very good defensively & breaking up play to move… Read more »

Misund
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Misund

Are you guys for real thinking Montolivo is good enough? jeez. Biglia is on another level, atm No one in SerieA is better then biglia in dm position. No one. it would be a massive boost for our terrible midfield. Biglia can bring stability to the team.

But for me if we get Biglia the only thing that makes sense is that Montolivo is leaving. I cant see him having a spot in the team if Biglia turns up.

Misund
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Misund

2016
rating . 7.43
2015
rating . 7.44
2014
Rating 7.09
2013
rating 7.08
Rock solid and consistant. If anything he is getting better and better with age

Barney
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Barney

biglia might not be a world class midfielder but he’s a upgrade to our s***y midfield for sure . On the note if donna isnt going to apccept this latest offer we should sell him assap. Sure he’s good gk and did saved us allot but what he demands isnt cool . He’s acting like he’s a legend already like buffon i say no one is bigger than our club and he shouldn’t mock us like this . If he does not apccept this offer sell him he’s only a gk we can get a another one . And with… Read more »

Pa ibra
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Pa ibra

Fabregas is much better cheaper and younger.

Misund
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Misund

They dont play in the same position.

m massy
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you are welcome kessei

Delamontano
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Delamontano

It seems milan like to buy lazio’s captain….. (Nesta, oddo…)