Tuesday May 24 2011
Reja wants a new striker

Lazio boss Edy Reja is dreaming of having Alberto Gilardino, Miroslav Klose or Maxi Lopez at his disposal next season.

The capital Coach is desperate for President Claudio Lotito to buy him a new centre-forward ahead of the 2011-12 campaign.

"Gilardino, Klose or Lopez? Players of a certain quality are always welcome and I hope one of these three does arrive," stated the former Napoli boss.

Gilardino is currently assessing his future at Fiorentina, Klose could be about to leave Bayern Munich and Catania are ready to sell Lopez.

Whoever arrives up front, Reja insists the new face will be lining up alongside Argentine ace Mauro Zarate.

"He won't be leaving us," said the Coach. "I have an excellent relationship with him."

Lazio have qualified for next season's Europa League, but morale at the club is a little low after they just missed out on the Champions League.

"We'll have to wait for a few days for the anger to go away," the tactician added. "Only then will we realise that getting into the Europa League is a great achievement."