Sunday August 28 2011
Lazio 'won't accept loan' for Zarate

Mauro Zarate is wanted by Inter, Genoa and Paris Saint-Germain, but his agent warns Lazio “will not accept a loan deal.”

The striker is frozen out of the squad after refusing to play in the Europa League play-offs against Rabotnicki.

His contract includes a buy-out clause worth €20m and it's reported President Claudio Lotito will only sell for that sum.

“There has been some timid interest from Inter for Maurito and I think the Nerazzurri can achieve something in the final days of the transfer market,” agent Beppe Bozzo told Sky Sport Italia.

“Inter are interested in a loan with an option to buy, but this formula is not particularly appreciated by President Lotito. He will not accept a loan deal.

“The real negotiations have to take place in a different way. If people want something to happen, then it will.”

Having said that, the agent pointed out not all is lost at the Stadio Olimpico despite the row with Coach Edy Reja.

“I don't believe there are rapports that cannot be fixed in life, let alone in football. Everything can be put back together.

“If Mauro does stay at Lazio, he will confirm his status as a champion useful to the team and an added value. I don't think Lotito will let him go easily.”

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