Profile: Claudio Lotito
- Date of Birth: 9 May 1957
- Birthplace: Rome, Rome, Italy
Manchester United: Lazio chief dismisses Robin van Persie rumours as Juventus links grow
Lazio president Claudio Lotito has moved to rubbish claims that his club are lining up a deal for Robin van Persie, while links between the Manchester United striker and beaten Champions League finalists Juventus continue to gather pace.
Lazio and Germany international striker Miroslav Klose is not for sale, despite the rumoured interest of numerous teams across Europe. It is also understood that at least three Middle Eastern teams want to sign the World Cup record breaking forward.
Italian outfit Lazio are reportedly willing to allow the sale of star midfielder Hernanes in the winter transfer window, if a club matches their £15m evaluation for the player.
Man Utd's efforts to sign Italian winger Antonio Candreva appear to have failed as the player's club Lazio have announced that the 26-year-old is not for sale. The Italy international is staying put as he is not for sale at any price.
Claudio Lotito, Lazio's president, has remained quiet on talk that he might make a move for England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard. The Italian club are believed to be keen to sign the midfielder on a two year deal.
Real Madrid are leading the race to sign Lazio defender Aleksandar Kolarov, according to a report in Italy. Jose Mourinho is chasing a new full back and Kolarov is on his wish list.
Mauro Zarate has made his loan move to Italian club Lazio permanent after the club agreed with his terms before Saturday's match against Inter Milan.
Former Birmingham City striker Mauro Zarate has joined Serie A hopefuls Lazio on a deal worth an estimated £13.5 million over three years. There was apparently some interest in the Argentinian from a number of Premiership clubs.