Friday August 19 2011
Zarate set for Lazio sale

A Lazio exit is looking increasingly likely for Sergio Zarate after he was dropped for last night's 6-0 win over Robotnicki.

The Argentine was left in the stands, fuelling suggestions that the capital club didn't want to Cup-tie him for 2011-12.

"Zarate is an important and fundamental player for us," stated Lazio official Igli Tare. "But if something happens between now and the end of the transfer window then we'll evaluate things."

The striker was reportedly upset at having to sit the game out, especially after the Biancocelesti ripped their opponents apart.

"Mauro loves Lazio and wants to stay, but not under these conditions," his brother Sergio is quoted as saying.

Capital boss Edy Reja was also inevitably asked for an explanation of why the South American was omitted.

"I have eight strikers in my squad and I have to make my decisions based on what I see in the week," the tactician defended.

"Whether the player is placed on the transfer market is a decision that only the club can make."

The former Birmingham forward, 24, was linked with a switch to Arsenal only yesterday.

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