Lazio refuse to give up on their pursuit of FC Moscow striker Maxi Lopez.

The Argentine's deal at Gremio has been extended over the Christmas period, but the player wants to move to Lazio.

Terra Esportes says Lazio are in contact with Moscow about ripping up his loan agreement with Gremio.

Meanwhile, West Ham United have also sounded out the Russians about Maxi's situation.

Gremio fear the worst and already are exploring alternative striker targets.