Wednesday August 16 2017
Keita AWOL at Lazio

Keita Balde Diao did not turn up for Lazio training today, as he is determined to force through a transfer to Juventus.

The striker was dropped from the squad for Sunday’s 3-2 Italian Super Cup victory over Juve and reacted angrily via Twitter, insisting the decision had nothing to do with football.

The Aquile resumed training today, but Keita was nowhere to be seen.

It’s not yet clear whether this is a one-off incident or if the Senegal international is going on strike.

His contract with Lazio expires in June 2018, but he has turned down all offers that aren’t Juventus.

The two clubs haven’t agreed terms, as the Biancocelesti want €30m and so far the proposal is just over half that.