In a press conference, Lazio’s sporting director Tare confirmed that they are working with Cagliari for the defender and that he thinks that the player wants to join Lazio. He also weighed in on De Vrij, saying that the reports that indicate that the Dutch defender has signed with Manchester United are false and that the player wants to join Lazio. He denied that some youngsters will be included in the Astori’s deal. Both centre-backs could join. The executive announced that Keita and Tounkara have extended their contract until 2018, while Filipini, Lombardi and Strakosha have renewed until 2019. Cataldi and Minala will extend their contract soon, probably for four more years. He stated that they intend to keep Catadali on the main roster, while Tounkara and Minala need to improve on some off the pitch aspects before joining the first team. He concluded by stating that they won’t add any attacker, as the department is full.
Gianluca Di Marzio