Friday November 26 2010
'Nesta won't return to Lazio'

Lazio President Claudio Lotito has ruled out bringing Milan centre-back Alessandro Nesta back to the club.

The 34-year-old was born and bred in Rome and came through the ranks at Lazio with whom he won the Scudetto in 2000.

Nesta is out of contract at Milan and earlier today his teammate Thiago Silva hinted that it's uncertain whether he'll be at San Siro next season.

Interviewed on Tg1, Lotito said: "Nesta represented the history of this club. But today I don't reckon that he has the desire to separate himself from Milan.

"Lazio have taken a path that concentrates on youth and aside from being over 30, he doesn't fit within the parameters that we require above all from a financial point of view.

"Our defence is getting great results. I hope we can keep going like this."

Asked about the prospect of Lazio signing Antonio Cassano, he said: "It's the same argument. I don't believe that he has a salary compatible with our parameters.

"This year we have added a number of players who as well as having technical qualities also have moral values.

"This is important because it allows us to create a fantastic group," he concluded.