Friday August 26 2011
Lazio rule out Zarate loan

Lazio have no intention of releasing unsettled ace Mauro Zarate on loan, the Argentine's agent has stated.

The forward's future in the capital is in some doubt given his problematic relationship with boss Edy Reja.

Inter have come forward with an offer, but Giuseppe Bozzo has told Sky Sport Italia that the Nerazzurri haven't been able to tempt Lazio to deal.

"I took the proposal to President Claudio Lotito, but he won't sell him on a loan – with the option to buy – deal," the representative noted.

"Mauro cost Lazio more than €21m and Lotito wants at least that amount in return for him," he continued.

"Zarate is a great player and Lotito isn't that sure about letting him leave."

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