LAZIO NEWS

FK Rabotnicki have been banned from Europe for a year after two of their players failed drugs tests in the Europa League play-off against Lazio.
Lazio have named their squad for Thursday’s Europa League play-off against Slovenians ND Mura 05.
Turkish giants Galatasaray have confirmed an interest in Mauro Zarate – but they are unwilling to match Lazio’s €12m asking price.
Lazio are reportedly in talks with Hamburg to reinforce their defence with full-back Dennis Aogo.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito hit back at criticism of their transfer strategy, denied Hernanes and Mauro Zarate are on the market, but “we will sign someone in defence.”
Gigi De Canio has put an end to the rumours around Genoa defender Andreas Granqvist. “We have decided to keep him with us.”
Lazio Coach Vladimir Petkovic insists his team are “improving” after a disastrous pre-season spell. “The important thing is to play attacking football.”
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi gave an update on Andreas Granqvist, Marco Borriello, Alexandros Tzorvas, Alessio Cerci and Juan Manuel Vargas.
Pescara will re-ignite their interest in Lazio’s Sergio Floccari after the newly promoted side hit difficulties in landing Emanuele Calaio.
Francelino Matuzalem is close to following Javier Garrido out the door at Lazio and Milan could be an option for the 32-year-old.
Javier Garrido is set to leave Lazio in order to join Norwich City on loan with an option to buy.
Modibo Diakite’s agent confirms they have failed to agree a new contract with Lazio, “but it’s not over yet.”
Talks between Genoa and Lazio have broken down, but Andreas Granqvist admits: “I hope it can be resolved. It’s a great opportunity for me.”
Lazio director Igli Tare is not concerned after a disastrous pre-season put pressure on Vladimir Petkovic. “This is a good squad, though it can be improved.”
In the market for one central defender already, Lazio could be forced into shopping for a second if Modibo Diakite turns down a new contract.
Miroslav Klose has confirmed that he intends to play for Germany at the 2014 World Cup and beyond that time at club level.
Modibo Diakitè reportedly has until tomorrow to accept a Lazio contract renewal or leave the Olimpico.
Lazio Coach Vladimir Petkovic warned “anyone who doesn’t work simply won’t play” after fans jeered them off the field in their pre-season presentation.
Talks between Lazio and Genoa for Andreas Granqvist broke down, but Igli Tare insists “we hope to find a breakthrough soon, as the player wants to join us.”
Vladimir Petkovic had to reassure jeering fans that Lazio “will be ready for the games that count” after another friendly defeat to Getafe.