The Argentine appeared certain to return to the Stadio Olimpico but he has been reborn under new coach Andrea Stramaccioni and could yet end up staying at San SiroLazio sporting director Igli Tare has confirmed that the club will soon meet with Serie A rivals Inter to discuss the future of forward Mauro Zarate.
The Nerazzurri agreed a deal with the Biancocelesti to take the Argentine on loan last summer, with the option of signing him on a permanent basis for €16 million at the end of the current campaign.
Zarate initially struggled to settle at San Siro and the player was resigned to returning to Rome, but his fine form since the appointment of Andrea Stramaccioni as coach has sparked speculation that Inter are now interested in holding on to the 25-year-old, but only if Lazio lower their asking price.
“As things currently stand, that fee is not negotiable,” Tare told Radio Mana Mana. “However, there will soon be a meeting with Inter to get a better understanding of his future. We’ll see.”
Lazio and Inter are currently competing for a third-place finish in the league and are set to face each other at the Stadio Olimpico on the final day of the season, next Sunday week.