Lazio President Claudio Lotito Open To Selling Manuel Lazzari To Anyone But Simone Inzaghi’s Inter, Italian Media Claim
Manuel Lazzari’s reported move to Inter could face a major obstacle as it is reported that Biancocelesti president Claudio Lotito will refuse to sell to Inter and former Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi.
Today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Libero report that the wing-back would be allowed to leave the club for an acceptable fee, but not to Inter.
The departure of Inzaghi as Lazio boss was acrimonious, with the Italian tactician departing suddenly to join Inter as a replacement for outgoing Inter manager Antonio Conte while talks about a contract renewal in Rome were ongoing.
It is thought that Lotito could refuse to make a sale which would strengthen Inzaghi’s Inter as he is still upset with the manager and the Nerazzurri.
Lazzari is a target to replace Achraf Hakimi on the right of Inzaghi’s squad with the Moroccan set to depart and the 27-year-old Lazio man having a similar profile to him.
Inzaghi is thought to be keen on the player, who he has worked with for the past two seasons together at Lazio and would not have difficulty adjusting to his style of play.
Inter were rumoured to be close to a deal for the player yesterday, with the fee involved thought to be €22 million plus a further €4 million in add-ons.
However, Lotito could refuse to sell, or look to move the 27-year-old onto a club other than Inter, should his personal feelings about Inzaghi’s conduct remain.