Lazio president Claudio Lotito has denied claims on-loan Manchester City striker Rolando Bianchi is the club's biggest earner.

"Bianchi chose Lazio because he believed in the project," he maintained. "The talk about £650,000 signing-on fees and £225,000 straight to Bianchi are totally unfounded.

"Rolando is within our financial parameters. Anyone who comes here must be compatible."