Lazio nears extension for Sarri but the former Chelsea coach names condition

Lazio president Claudio Lotito is ready to offer Maurizio Sarri a contract extension at the club, but the former Chelsea boss needs assurance over potential transfers.

As reported by Il Messaggero, Sarri will sign a contract at Lazio only if Lotito agrees to make some significant signings in the approaching summer transfer market. The former Scudetto winner with Juventus is reportedly prioritising the project at the Rome-based club over anything else.

Thus, he could end up denying the contract extension offer if he doesn’t receive any guarantees on reinforcements from Lotito.

Under the management of Sarri, the Biancocelesti have endured a topsy-turvy campaign, with the team from Rome garnering 62 points from 36 games. They currently stand 6th on the points table, finishing where could lead them to secure the UEFA Europa League qualification for the next season.

Sarri’s team is expected to have a massive transfer window ahead, with players such as Sergej Milinković-Savić, Luis Alberto, and Patric reportedly put on the transfer list. Multiple reports also suggest that the club will look to sell Milinković-Savić at a high price and use the funds to strengthen their squad with new arrivals in the summer.

Jyotirmoy Halder

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