Atletico Madrid are chasing Lazio striker Mauro Zarate.

Lazio are baulking at Zarate's personal demands and risk losing him at the end of the season.

The Rome club's option on the Al Sadd forward expires in June and AS says Atletico are keen to bring him to Spain.

Everything will depend on whether Sergio Aguero or Diego Forlan are sold by Atletico this summer.

Along with the Madrid giants, Liverpool and Manchester City are also chasing Zarate.