Lazio are on the verge of signing forward Burak Yilmaz from Trabzonspor, according to Il Corriere dello Sport.
The Biancocelesti have been tracking the Turkish international for a while now and they recently agreed personal terms with the player.
Il Corriere dello Sport now claims Lazio boss Claudio Lotito is to fly to Turkey to put the final touches on the deal after Trabzonspor accepted Lazio’s €6.8 million bid for the highly rated attacker.
Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund have also expressed interest in the 26-year-old recently, but Lazio seem to have won the race for one of the most sought-after players in Europe.
Yilmaz had a slow start to his professional career after making a debut at Besiktas in 2006, and he had spells with Manisaspor, Fenerbahce and Eskisehirspor before joining Trabzonspor in February 2010.
The player got his career back on track in Trabzon, and scored no less than 55 goals in 74 league games for the Turkish giants.