Milan defensive midfielder, Lucas Biglia, has reportedly rejected the chance to sign for Arsenal or Liverpool and will instead sign for Milan this summer.

  • Biglia wants to stay in Italy
  • Agent confirms talks with Milan
  • Serie A club thought to be willing to pay £17.5m
  • Liverpool and Arsenal both also interested

Biglia’s agent, Enzo Montepaone, has revealed that Lazio and Milan are currently trying to agree a deal, which will see the 31-year-old move to the San Siro this summer.

“Lucas talked to Lazio a month ago, declaring his choice to leave Rome,” Enzo Montepaone told Il Messaggero.

“There’s a deal with Milan and we’re waiting for the two clubs to come to a definitive agreement.

“I know they’re talking about finding a solution, because there’s also an opportunity in England but I can’t say any more about that.

“Milan and Lazio are talking and they have to find a deal, next week I’ll be in Italy and hopefully everything will be resolved quickly.”

Lazio are reportedly holding out for £17.5m (€20m), while Milan were initially only offering £13.3m (€15m).

Biglia has apparently been a long-term target for both Arsenal and Liverpool after making 34 appearances for Lazio last season. He scored five goals and assisted four over all competitions.

The Argentina international, who signed for the Serie A club from Anderlecht in 2013, has apparently decided that despite interest from England, he wants to stay in Italy.

He only has one year left on his deal with Lazio, who actually finished above Milan in the Italian league last season.

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