Saturday July 9 2011
Lazio snap up Stankevicius

Marius Stankevicius will sign for Lazio this weekend. “We'll see later on if this is a bargain,” said President Claudio Lotito.

The 30-year-old Lithuanian international is a versatile figure who can play on the right or left of midfield.

He is still owned by Sampdoria, as Valencia opted not to take up their option to make his loan permanent.

“We'll see later on if this is a bargain,” said Lotito of a proposed two-year contract for the player.

It has been a busy few days for the Biancocelesti, who will also complete the signing of Djibril Cisse from Panathinaikos.

“We have not yet deposited the contract. The arrival of the French striker does not mean we have to sell one of our existing forwards. If we do, it's purely to keep the squad numbers under control and not financially.

“We have not received any offer for Mauro Zarate and he is not on the market. If a player tells me he wants to leave, then that's another matter, which is what happened with Stephan Lichtsteiner. But it requires the right offer.”

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