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The Turkish club's chief has belittled the Biancocelesti's attempts to lure the club's prized asset to the Italian capital.

Galatasaray president Unal Aysal said that Lazio has tabled an offer for striker Burak Yilmaz, one that he has laughed off.

The Biancocelesti are believed to have lodged an initial bid of 300,000 euros to secure a season-long loan move for the 28-year-old forward, before proposing to pay an additional 8.7 million euros at the end of the campaign to make the move permanent.

Aysal, though, has dismissed the efforts of his Italian counterparts, describing the offer as "funny."

"Burak is one of the most valuable player of our team and we need him. He scored eight goals last season in Champions League," Aysal told Hurriyet. "Thank you for offer, but we won't consider about it, because the offer was a little bit funny."

Burak, whose current deal expires in 2016, netted 30 times for the Turkish giants last season en route to winning the domestic title for a second successive year.

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