Lazio legal chief Gian Michele Gentile says Argentine goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo can sign for the Rome club in January.

Carrizo is back at River Plate after failing to secure an Italian passport, but Gentile revealed yesterday: "In January there will be no problems. Indeed, I'm sure that the situation will be resolved in the next few days.

"We're now on the final road and all the points are in order to be cleared up."