Lazio President Claudio Lotito has claimed that Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta “apologised to me” over Keita Balde Diao.
A war of words erupted between Lazio sporting director Igli Tare and Keita’s agent Roberto Calenda over the attacker’s perceived refusal to sign a new contract with the Aquile.
However, Lotito has now suggested that Juve were indeed guilty of approaching the 22-year-old without permission.
“Marotta apologised to me, telling me that had nothing to do with Keita’s refusals,” he was quoted as saying by Calciomercato.com.
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