Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi has confirmed that AC Milan are in talks to sign midfielder Lucas Biglia.
The latest reports suggested that discussions about personal terms were just about complete, with agreement over a fee the only thing missing.
Simone, brother of Milan legend Pippo, confirmed that talks are taking place and seemed almost resigned to losing the Argentina international.
“The transfer market means that certain needs arrive,” Inzaghi explained to Sky.
“There will be negotiations, but I’ve been assured by the club that if someone leaves they’ll be replaced in the best way.
“The important thing is that when we start again there’s the same spirit.
“Biglia? Talks are ongoing. I talked to Lucas before he left, we saluted each other and now he’s away with his national team and he’ll try to do his best.
“The club is constant contact with the lad and his entourage, then it’s normal that he’s our captain and the Coach thinks the same way the fans think.
“For us it would be a pleasure to have Lucas here again, with the captain’s armband on his arm in our team.
“Lucas will finish his matches and then, along with his entourage and the club, make a decision.”