Saturday July 19 2014
Cagliari slam Astori door on Lazio

Cagliari owner Tommaso Giulini reportedly refused to negotiate with Lazio over Davide Astori.

The defender has been a primary transfer target for several weeks, but newspaper Il Tempo claims Giulini slammed the door.

“Astori will never go to Lazio and I will not negotiate with Claudio Lotito,” he is quoted as telling his staff.

Cagliari director of sport Francesco Marroccu was asked about the situation by Sportitalia.

“There was a chat during the Lega meeting, but at the moment with Lazio it is just basic contact.”

The situation is not helped by reports Lazio have told Astori to refuse a contract renewal and so, with his deal set to expire in 2015, push through a summer sale.

The centre-back is also of interest to Juventus, Milan, Southampton and Aston Villa.

Cagliari have set a price-tag of at least €9m on Astori.

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