Lazio have rejected Inter’s first bid for Francesco Acerbi as they would like there to be an obligation for Inter to buy the defender, according to a report in the Italian print media today.
As has been reported by Il Tempo, the first concrete move for the veteran defender was made by Inter but it has been rejected by Lazio president Claudio Lotito.
The bid on the table was for a one-year loan which would also see Inter pay €500,000. There would then be an option for Inter to make the deal permanent for €3 million.
That did not satisfy Claudio Lotito. He wants there to be an obligation for Inter to make the loan deal permanent for €5 million if certain conditions are met.
It is not clear what Inter’s financial ceiling is for this deal but they have almost no money available to spend on a defender this summer which could cause friction.