Reports in Italy suggest Lazio looking to sign Marseille defender Lucas Mendes
Italian club Lazio are chasing the signature of Brazil defender Lucas Mendes, according to reports in Italy.
The Marseille ace is believed to be available at the right price and according to Forza Italian Football, the Serie A club want to add him to their aging defence.
Gazetta dello Sport believe the Rome club are to offer the French side €5 million for the services of the Brazilian and they remain confident of sealing a deal for the 24-year-old.
Lucas Mendes, who can play in central defence or as a left-back, has yet to represent his national team and has Portuguese ancestory.
Therefore the defender could be eligible for a Portuguese passport, meaning worries over his non-EU status would be easily solved.
Although nothing concrete has come forward for the Brazilian, it is expected that Lazio will make a bid for Lucas Mendes soon.