Lazio president Lotito insists no Yilmaz bid - yet

Lazio president Claudio Lotito has cooled claims of a bid for Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz.

Agents for the Turkey international are in Rome this week.

Lotito said: “I don’t know if there was a meeting with the Turkish directors. Are we looking for a striker? We always are, as Lazio’s market is open all year, 24 hours a day.

“Galatasaray say there is a €5m difference? Then it means he’s negotiating with himself in a mirror. I have made no offer. We’ll see what happens.

“Don’t forget we already have Libor Kozak, who was top scorer in the Europa League last season. Who says he’s destined for Udinese?

“I am not set for a meeting with anyone. Lazio will never allow themselves to be conditioned by the media or fans for its signings. Today we have an extra-large squad that has to be reduced.”

 
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