Earlier today we relayed a report from Gazzetta dello Sport which claimed that Lazio are still keen on signing Lucas Perez.
Since then, Lazio fan website TheLaziali.com has gone to the trouble of contacting the agency that manages the player, Protio Sport, and had it confirmed that there’s been no contact between the two parties in months.
In other words, there’s nothing to today’s story in Gazzetta dello Sport.
“It’s nothing believable, they invent things,” a Protio Sport spokesman replied when asked about the latest rumour.
“Lucas wants to triumph at Arsenal, he signed there with that intention. Lazio is a great team, but Arsenal are also.
“Lucas is in Singapore with his team preparing for a new season that we wish would be a great season.
They added: “[They] have not talked to Lazio for months.”
It’s fair to say that Lucas remains a serious candidate for the chop this summer. Unai Emery’s squad is a little bloated at the moment and it’s common knowledge we’ll look to shed players in the coming weeks.
On a separate note, you may have noticed that he’s surrendered the number 9 shirt and is these days sporting 28. It’s done his hair wonders…