LAZIO NEWS

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.
Vladimir Petkovic confirms he is scrapping his 4-4-2 system in order to test new tactics with Lazio. “There’s a lot of work to be done.”
Federico Balzaretti is heading towards Roma, but Lazio President Claudio Lotito reveals he was “dragged into” the transfer gossip to force their hand.
Lazio Coach Vladimir Petkovic is ready to face Galatasaray and admits he tried to sign Burak Yilmaz, “but he wanted to end his career in Turkey.”
Modibo Diakite’s agent denies reports of Juventus making a bid for the Lazio defender. “It could be true, seeing as his contract expires in 2013.”
Napoli have become the latest Serie A side to be paired with a move for Lazio striker Sergio Floccari.
Federico Balzaretti has again met with Palermo today and reportedly asked for more time in which to make a decision on his future.
Mauro Zarate has declared that he intends to stay with Lazio for the new season, but not alongside signing a new contract.
It’s reported Lazio have left Francelino Matuzalem, Giuseppe Sculli and Pasquale Foggia out of their pre-season training camp, suggesting an imminent sale.
Lazio are reportedly on the verge of signing Brazilian central defender Xandao from Desportivo Brasil.