Sunday April 20 2014
Keita 'close' to Lazio extension

Keita Balde Diao is ‘very, very close’ to signing an extension with Lazio, his agent has confirmed.

The 19-year-old striker has been a revelation this season for the capital club, scoring four goals in 21 appearances, mainly as a substitute.

And the teenager’s representative has claimed that they are on the verge of agreeing a new deal with Edy Reja’s side.

“We are very, very close to signing Keita’s renewal,” Ulisse Savini told Radio Mana Mana.

“There are a few small things that need to be agreed, but I think a signature will be on the contract just after Easter.

“There is no problem with Lazio and negotiations have been smooth from start to finish.”

Born in Spain and raised as part of the Barcelona youth academy, Keita has been linked with an offer from Liverpool.

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