Wednesday July 6 2011
Zarate staying at Lazio

The representative of Mauro Zarate insists he hasn't offered the Lazio player to Atletico Madrid.

Although Beppe Bozzo concedes that he has held talks with the Spanish club, he maintains that Zarate wasn't the topic of his discussion.

"Firstly, when I went to Spain for a meeting with Atletico, our discussions were not about Mauro but other things," Bozzo told Radio Sei.

"Secondly, the Argentine is not on the transfer market and he's not asked his club to be sold this summer.

"For reference, I always ask how much clubs want for my clients and Lazio value him at an important €20m-€25m.

"It'll be hard to sell at that price, even if you never know what could happen in football."

Zarate, an attacker, has been linked to Atletico as a possible replacement for Juventus-target Sergio Aguero.

Lazio yesterday admitted that they would consider selling Zarate if a tempting offer was made for the South American.