Lazio President Claudio Lotito: No Mauro Zarate Deal

The Aquile chief has denied having reached an agreement with the Argentine striking sensation.

Italian media suggested last night that Lazio had agreed personal terms with Argentine striker Mauro Zarate to extend his stay in the Eternal City beyond the current season.

The on-loan player met with president Claudio Lotito yesterday afternoon and the 22-year-old’s brother and agent Sergio hinted that a deal had been struck: “Everything is OK,” he told journalists before driving away.

However, Lotito seemed in the dark this morning when asked about the positive conclusion of negotiations.

“I don’t know how things went. Did they go well? Who knows… I have not reached an agreement with anyone,” he told reporters before entering the Lega Calcio headquarters in Milan.”

Zarate is said to be holding out for wages of €2 million per season to stay in the Italian capital and Lazio have technically until tomorrow to strike a deal with his parent club Al-Sadd, but there have been reports that the deadline could be legally postponed by two weeks.
 
Vince Masiello, Goal.com