Serie A side Lazio are confident of signing free agent David Silva, Italian media reports.
The Manchester City midfielder will leave the club after their Champions League campaign ending a successful 11-season stay in England where he won 11 major trophies.
Sky in Italy reports that negotiations between the club and the player's representatives have been ongoing and signs of a breakthrough have started showing.
The 34-year-old Spaniard bowed out as the club's record Premier League appearance, win and assist holder.
He has expressed his wish to end his stay at Manchester City by clinching the coveted Champions League later this month.
City play the second leg against Real Madrid, leading their last-16 tie 2-1 from the first leg, at the Etihad on Friday night before a potential quarter-final in Lisbon on Saturday, August 15.