Stoke City target Fabian Ruiz has emerged as a potential replacement for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic at Lazio .
Milinkovic-Savic is set to leave the Stadio Olimpico in the summer, with a number of top clubs from around Europe ready to snap him up.
As a result, Lazio are planning ahead and have already begun their search for the 23-year-old's replacement.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Real Betis midfielder Ruiz fits the bill and Lazio are willing to activate the 21-year-old's release clause to ensure a deal can be concluded.
Roma have taken an interest in Ruiz in the past, while Stoke City have been linked with a move for the midfielder recently too.
But it would appear Ruiz's next destination is likely to be Serie A, with Real Betis set to face an uphill struggle to keep hold of their star asset.