Saturday March 23 2013
War between Zarate and Lazio

It is open warfare between Mauro Zarate and Lazio, as he wants a contract termination and the club fines him €0.5m for jetting off to the Maldives on sick leave.

The striker has not played since November and has repeatedly sniped at the Biancocelesti in public via his Twitter account.

The situation deteriorated this week when Zarate was given a few days off to rest at home, providing the club with a medical certificate stating he needed time away from training.

Instead, some supporters spotted the player in the Maldives on vacation and Lazio are furious, ready to fine him up to €500,000.

He returned to the training camp today and newspapers suggest Zarate started legal action to terminate his contract due to ‘bullying’ in the workplace.

The current deal does not expire until June 2014.

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