Lazio have made contact with former Arsenal defender David Luiz.
The free agent has rejected an offer from Flamengo to continue his career at home in Brazil as he seeks a European return.
Benfica remain in talks with Luiz, while Lazio are also in contact.
Italian transfer expert Alfredo Pedulla reports Lazio have made a contract offer to Luiz.
For the moment, the 34 year-old is weighing up whether to choose the Romans or Benfica.