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Lazio president denies Saudi offers for Ciro Immobile, insists the striker is not for sale

Lazio president Claudio Lotito has ruled out a potential exit for Ciro Immobile this summer, reiterating the striker wants to stay with the club.

Immobile has been the subject of transfer interest from Saudi Arabia, with an unnamed club reportedly tabling an offer worth €30 million to Lazio.

However, Lotito has played down those rumours, maintaining the club has not received any proposals for Immobile.

“Immobile is not on the market and we haven’t received any offer,” Lotito told Corriere dello Sport.

The 33-year-old continues to prove his status as one of the elite strikers in Europe, having already etched his name in the history books as Lazio’s all-time top scorer.

His form took a slight hit last season, but it was mainly down to his injury struggles.

Despite this, he played a key role in the Biancocelesti securing qualifying for the Champions League after finishing second in Serie A.

Maurizio Sarri considers Immobile integral to his plans, but the impending arrival of Valentin Castellanos poses questions about the veteran forward’s future.

Castellanos, who enjoyed a terrific loan spell at Girona last season, has completed his medical tests with Lazio, and an official announcement is expected soon.

The capital giants have already lost their talisman midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to Al-Hilal in a deal worth €40m, which will be reinvested in a new midfielder.

Napoli’s Piotr Zielinski remains high on Lazio’s wishlist, with an offer worth €18m turned down by the Serie A champions, who are holding out for €30m.

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