Hackers have reportedly stolen the final €2m that Lazio owed Feyenoord for defender Stefan de Vrij.
According to Il Tempo, Lazio were the victims of a scam, falling for an e-mail that included Feyenoord’s badge and written as if it had been sent by the Dutch club.
The newspaper reports the Aquile made the transfer using the bank account details supplied, only to later discover the Eredivisie champions did not receive the funds.
Furthermore, the money would have been rerouted into the hands of the said hackers as the IBAN number had been changed.
Il Tempo concludes the prosecutor handling the case had managed to track down the payment, finding it in the hands of a Dutch bank.
The 26-year-old joined Lazio in 2014 but will leave for nothing this summer after failing to extend his contract.