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Tuesday June 2 2020
Tare on turning down Milan job

Lazio director Igli Tare confirms he ‘had contact with Milan last year’ and considered taking the job, but his commitment to the Biancocelesti won out.

There were multiple reports that Tare had been offered the role of director of sport last summer, effectively replacing Leonardo when the Brazilian moved to Paris Saint-Germain.

“I had contact with Milan last year, as everyone already knows,” Tare told Sky Sport Italia.

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Tuesday June 2 2020
Tare: 'Knew Giroud wanted Chelsea stay'

As Olivier Giroud explains the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to his decision to stay at Chelsea, Lazio director Igli Tare admits he saw the renewal coming in January.

When talks with Inter broke down, Tare flew over to London on transfer deadline day in January in one last bid to get Giroud.

Instead, the forward has decided to sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge.

“I simply seized my opportunity and I repaid the faith that the manager had shown in me,” Giroud told the club website.

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Tuesday June 2 2020
Tare: 'Could consider Milinkovic offer'

Lazio director Igli Tare admits they are prepared to ‘take into consideration’ an offer that suits both them and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, while Gonzalo Escalante is arriving from Eibar.

The Aquile are currently one point behind Serie A leaders Juventus and still in with a shot of the Scudetto, not to mention Champions League qualification.

“Lazio certainly do not need to sell at the moment,” Tare told Sky Sport Italia.

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Tuesday June 2 2020
Tare: 'Immobile is Lazio'

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has quashed reports regarding Ciro Immobile’s proposed move to Napoli: "There has never been contact."

The 30-year-old moved to Lazio in July 27 and has bagged 116 goals for the Aquile since his return to Italy, including 27 in 26 Serie A matches this campaign.

As Immobile is gunning for former Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain’s record of 36 goals in a single season, the Partenopei have appeared in links with the former Torino star.

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Monday June 1 2020
Tare: 'Know Milinkovic's replacement'

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare reveals he has ‘a player in mind’ to replace Sergej Milinkovic-Savic but ‘I’d rather kill myself’ than say his name.

Tare has been Lazio’s sporting director since 2008, and the former Albania striker explained to Sky Sport Italia the secrets behind the club’s recent rise to the top of Serie A.

“I think, and experience has taught me, that time and patience is needed to implement a strong technical project,” he told the broadcaster.

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Thursday May 14 2020
Tare: 'Disaster if football doesn't resume'

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has claimed it would be ‘a disaster’ to cancel Serie A and said the Italian government ‘doesn’t want to help football’.

Serie A has set a provisional date for the resumption of the championship but Tare expects complications during the retreats and claims Germany has the best protocol to conclude the season.

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Monday May 4 2020
'Milinkovic must want to leave'

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has insisted that Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will only leave if he ‘thinks his time is up’ at the club.

Milinkovic-Savic has been regularly linked with moves away from Lazio, but the midfielder has so far opted to stay loyal.

Speaking to Sky Sport Italia, Tare was asked what would happen if the Aquile received an offer of €120-130m for the Serb.

“The player’s desire is crucial,” he replied.

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Monday May 4 2020
Tare: 'Government can't stop football'

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has claimed the government can’t stop football from resuming and revealed the players ‘celebrated’ the news about resuming training.

The Italian government has given the all-clear for training to resume today, but football still has to wait to learn about the resumption of the championship.

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Monday April 27 2020
Tare calls out Juve & Inter

Lazio director Igli Tare agrees with Marco Parolo that footballers are being discriminated against and asks why Juventus and Inter ‘haven’t taken a side’.

Lazio are just a point behind Juventus at the top of Serie A, but Tare stressed he was campaigning for the season to resume ‘for the sake of the Italian football system’.

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Monday March 30 2020
Tare expects Lazio pay cuts

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has revealed that he “can see” his club reducing salaries for the remainder of the coronavirus pandemic.

Juventus became the first Serie A side to announce their first team had taken pay cuts until June, and Tare is expecting Lazio’s players to accept similar terms.

“We still have to think about it,” he told Sport1.

“Our players are keeping in touch with each other, but they haven’t talked about this yet, although I can see us cutting salaries soon as well.

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