Modibo Diakite is making his seasonal debut for Lazio in this afternoon’s Coppa Italia tie against Siena.
The stopper has been named in the starting line-up of the Italian Cup last 16 encounter at the Stadio Olimpico.
The defender, 25, had yet to be used by boss Vladimir Petkovic this term following a contract row.
Diakite is only tied to the club until June 2013 and talks over a renewal had stalled given the difference between his demands and Lazio’s offer.
The Frenchman has been linked with a January move to Genoa.
Lazio (3-5-2): Carrizo; Diakitè, Cana, Ciani; Cavanda, Brocchi, Hernanes, Onazi, Lulic; Floccari, Kozak. (Marchetti, Bizzarri, Biava, Konko, Radu, Scaloni, Ledesma, Mauri, Gonzalez, Klose, Rozzi)
Siena (4-3-1-2): Farelli; Contini, Neto, Paci, Belmonte; Valiani, Vergassola, Del Grosso; D’Agostino; Bogdani, Reginaldo. (Pegolo, Dellafiore, Felipe, Rubin, Coppola, Bolzoni, Mannini, Rosina, Rodriguez, Verre, Calaiò, Larrondo)