President Claudio Lotito has arrived at Lazio's retreat in Auronzo di Cadore, and his presence has been palpable. Immediately, Lotito expressed his viewpoint over the biancocelesti's mercato situation: "Keita won't be excluded from the squad, as happened with Pandev. Thanks to me, drama of that kind doesn't exist anymore. Should there be no new approaches, he will remain at Lazio and Inzaghi will employ him as he sees fit. I've not received offers from either Juventus or Inter, whilst their have been offers from foreign clubs."
Lotito then added: "De Vrij is not for sale. He appreciated the support from the fans in Auronzo. There is a renewed enthusiasm around the club. The team has been strengthened and we're ready. Lulic named as captain is a choice I side with."