Juventus have upped their offer for Lazio’s Keita Balde Diao, according to Calciomercato.
The Bianconeri have reportedly now submitted a proposal worth €20m up front with a further €5m in bonuses. Lazio president Claudio Lotito wants a straight €30m for the in-demand attacker, though.
His contract is due to expire in June 2018, so a summer sale is necessary to avoid losing him as a free agent next year.
While Milan, Inter, Napoli and Monaco have all shown an interest in Keita Balde Diao, who is valued at €30m, Keita has remained steadfast.
Il Messaggero newspaper reports this morning that Keita continues to turn down all other options, because he has his heart set on Juve.
This makes the situation somewhat awkward going into Lazio’s Italian Super Cup clash with Juventus on August 13.