Monday June 20 2011
Konko unhappy with Lazio offer

Abdoulay Konko's agent has warned Lazio to dig deeper into their pockets or forget about signing the Genoa man.

Konko has been lined up by the capital club as a replacement for the Juventus-bound Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Although the two sides seem to have agreed a transfer fee, the capital outfit's contract offer to the player isn't satisfactory.

"There is a notable difference between the offer and what the player wants. The club need to make a bigger sacrifice, otherwise it will be tough to do a deal, agent Daniele Conte told Cittaceleste.

The representative held talks with Lazio last week, where it is understood that he asked for a salary of €1.3m a campaign.

"Yes, we are talking about a figure close to that," Conte added.

"If Lazio don't improve their offer then Konko will be staying at Genoa. He has a contract at Genoa for four years and is happy there.

"We are now waiting for Lazio President Claudio Lotito to get in touch and set up a new meeting. At the minute, nothing is happening."

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