AS Monaco are but to make a suggestion for Lazio ahead Keita Balde, however Juventus’ preliminary bid for the participant has been rejected, in keeping with a supply near the Senegal worldwide.
The 22-year-old has been closely linked with a transfer away from the capital membership throughout this switch window, with Juve’s sporting director Giuseppe Marotta confirming on Wednesday that there had been discussions between the 2 golf equipment and a suggestion had been submitted.
Nonetheless, a supply in Balde’s entourage has instructed L’Equipe that the Italian champions’ preliminary bid has been rejected by Lazio.
“Monaco had been extra energetic [in pursuing Balde] a 12 months in the past,” a supply near the participant instructed the French supply, “however up till now, we have not seen something.
“Solely Juventus have made a suggestion – of €20 million – however Lazio president [Claudio Lotito] is ready for €25 million.
“If the Monegasques are actually , it is as much as them to make a proposition.”
Balde, who may very well be a perfect alternative for Kylian Mbappe at Monaco, had been linked with a transfer to Actual Madrid final summer time after reaching a contract deadlock with Lazio.
Nonetheless, after coming to a compromise with Lotito, he went onto take pleasure in a tremendous marketing campaign, scoring 16 objectives and contributing three assists in 31 Serie A outings.
West Ham United and Internazionale have additionally been linked with a transfer for the previous Barcelona man this window, however Lotito warned potential suitors final week that his aspect would not be bullied right into a sale.