Tuesday July 5 2011
Lotito welcomes Zarate offers

Lazio President Claudio Lotito has opened the door for Mauro Zarate's departure. “If an important offer arrives, then we'll consider it.”

The striker has been linked with a move away from the Olimpico for well over a year.

“Zarate is not on the market, as far as I know. Clearly if an important offer arrives, then we'll consider it. After all, Stephan Lichtsteiner wasn't on the market until he asked to be sold to Juventus,” said the patron.

This evening a change in the rules could revolutionise the Italian transfer market, as now Serie A clubs are allowed to bring in two non-EU players per season rather than one.

“This extra option does favour us and gives Lazio the opportunity to perform other operations on the market.

“I can certainly confirm our transfer strategy has not concluded yet.”

So far this summer Lazio have clinched deals for Miroslav Klose, Senad Lulic, Lorik Cana, Federico Marchetti and probably Djibril Cisse.