Leeds United are interested in Lazio’s Luiz Felipe, according to La Lazio Siamo Noi.
The centre-back has two more years left on his contract and is not considered ‘untouchable’ for the Serie A side, provided there is an important offer.
It’s claimed the Whites have ‘accelerated in the last few hours’, and there has been contact between intermediary Lorenzo Tonetti, the right-hand man of Andrea Radrizzani, and Lazio sporting director Igli Tare, to understand the feasibility of the deal.
According to the report, Marcelo Bielsa’s side are ‘ready to put on the table’ an offer of €30m including bonuses.
However, this figure seems less for Lazio chairman Claudio Lotito, who’s asking for ‘at least €7-8m more’ for the Brazilian.
Simone Inzaghi’s side are not keen on selling the 23-year-old this summer, but are aware the situation could change if there’s an offer close to €40m.
Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain have also moved for Felipe, but the website provides no insight on their efforts to sign the defender.
Lottio’s hope is to ‘trigger an auction’ for the player by trying to involve Barca, PSG and some other English clubs.
Felipe made 26 league appearances for Lazio last season, with a goal and an assist to his name.