Monday June 20 2011
Cagliari: No Lazio bid for Marchetti

Cagliari have not been in talks with Lazio regarding the sale of goalkeeper Federico Marchetti.

It is understood that the 'keeper has agreed personal terms with the capital club, but Lazio have yet to make a bid.

"There have been no negotiations with Lazio for Marchetti," President Massimo Cellino told Gr Parlamento.

"Marchetti is in a situation that needs to be clarified before June 11, before the side meet up for pre-season training."

One possible reason why Lazio have not been in contact with the Sardinian outfit could be to do with Marchetti's contract situation.

The 2010 World Cup winner has a €5.2m release clause inserted into his contract which means he could join any Italian side who agree to pay that figure.

Lazio, who are set to lose Fernando Muslera, need a new goalkeeper and Marchetti is available after being frozen out of the Cagliari side in the past campaign.

Cellino also added that Robert Acquafresca could be sold, while he insisted that he'd try to keep Davide Astori at the club. The latter is part-owned with Milan.

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