Lufthansa's final negotiations for the takeover of ITA Airways are focused on price, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr told journalists on Wednesday ahead of a meeting later this week with the Italian government to push forward talks.

He said a final deal was still some weeks, not days, away, but that it is expected to be decided by April 24. (Reporting by Joanna Plucinskaa and Tim Hepher; Editing by Jan Harvey)