Gremio are ready to battle Lazio for striker Maxi Lopez.

Maxi is currently on-loan at Brazil's Gremio from FC Moscow and has an offer from Lazio.

"There is no possibility of that move, as we are working to make the signing from Moscow permanent and his only intention is to stay in Porto Alegre," said Gremio director of sport Luiz Fernando Meira.

The Biancocelesti are reported to have offered £3m to take Maxi Lopez from Moscow.

"We are very optimistic that Maxi Lopez can remain at Gremio on a permanent basis.

"There are some details still to be worked out, but we will do that in the next meeting."