Fulham have 48 hours left to commit to their 20 million target, according to a journalist

Fulham have 48 hours left to commit to their 20 million target, according to a journalist ...

Fulham reportedly have just 48 hours left to complete the signing of a rumoured Newcastle United target Alessio Romagnoli, before Lazio make their first move to sign the former AC Milan defender.

According to journalist Alfredo Pedulla, Serie A side will make their first offer to sign the Italian international if Fulham continue to hold off on their attempt for Romagnoli, who is currently a free agent after seeing his contract with the Italian champions come to an end earlier this week.

Romagnoli has been a key member of the Milan's rebuilding over the years and is regarded by many as one of Italy's best centre-backs, which is why the likes of the Cottagers and Newcastle are all apparently interested in signing the former AS Roma player for free this summer.

Romagnoli, who has been signed by Milan for 20 million, is one of the best free agents available on the market this summer, with Lazio now considering a move for the 27-year-old defender if Fulham are unable to sign the defender in the coming days. The centre-back is already reportedly refusing an offer from the Cottagers.

Fulham's future would be a major setback if they sign Romagnoli, especially given the prospect of relegation back down the Championship next season. The defenders stalling might open the way for Lazio and Newcastle to make an attractive offer for the former Rossoneri star.

Fulham are aspiring to sign Romagnoli if they do so.

Fulham have lofty expectations for next season following their biannual return to the Premier League, yet for Marco Silvas standards, signing Romagnoli seems like a pipe dream for the west London club, who will hardly miss out on the Italian.

Romagnoli is just recovering from leading Milan to their first Serie A title in over ten years, and the centre-back will likely not want his next career move to be about fighting relegation in the Premier League with a side that has a track record as poor as Fulhams.

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