LAZIO NEWS

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.
Lazio are now looking unlikely to sign Swedish international defender Andreas Granqvist from Genoa after Juan Pablo Carrizo’s refusal to go the other way.
The Europa League Play-off round draw has taken place today and pits Inter against Vaslui and Lazio against Mura 05.
Guglielmo Stendardo “always hoped to return” to Atalanta and took a pay cut to make that dream happen.
There are reports today that Juventus hold the edge in the race for Federico Peluso, but will only make a move once Reto Ziegler is sold.
A deal between Lazio and Genoa for the transfer of defender Andreas Granqvist has been agreed, with only the player’s contract to be finalised.
As contract talks between Mauro Zarate and Lazio reportedly stall, rumours of a move elsewhere are set to return, with Galatasaray reportedly prepared.
Lazio ended their pre-season losing streak yesterday at Salernitana, but the game was marred by pre-match clashes between the fans.
Lazio have fallen to three consecutive defeats in pre-season, but Coach Vladimir Petkovic insists “we need to have more belief.”
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi confirmed talks with Lazio over numerous players, including Andreas Granqvist, Juan Pablo Carrizo and Francelino Matuzalem.
Lazio vented their fury at “unfair” Manchester City for poaching player Vlad Marin. “Roberto Mancini acted dishonestly. That’s no way to behave.”
Lazio lost another pre-season friendly, this time 1-0 to Galatasaray, but there were some improvements in the performance.
Lazio are reportedly furious with Manchester City after the club ‘poached’ a 17-year-old Romanian talent from their youth team.