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Lotito seeking Zarate offers

By Football News



Lazio president Claudio Lotito has invited interested parties to make a bid for forward Mauro Zarate.

The striker spent last season with Serie A rivals Inter Milan but they chose not to keep the player beyond his initial loan spell and he went back to the capital.

The 25-year-old has since been linked with a move to Genoa or Torino in the January transfer window and Lotito has insisted he is willing to listen to any offers which would see the out-of-favour attacker move away permanently.

"I have not heard from Genoa or Toro," Lotito told Tuttosport.

"If the Granata (Torino) really do want him, then they just need to tell me.

"The situation with Zarate has been clear since the summer as the player turned down several clubs, including Galatasaray and Marseille.

"In January when the transfer window opens, we will be prepared to speak with any club that makes an offer.

"If Toro want Zarate, then make us an offer and we will evaluate it. However, there will be no loans considered, including a loan with an option to buy.

"I know how these things go. Everyone promises to buy the player at the end of the season and then (they) don't keep their word."