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  22/08/2013: Lotito continues Yilmaz push
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President Lotito will not give up on Burak Yilmaz. It is now well-known that Lazio are indeed in negotiations for Yilmaz despite the fact that the Turkish club and the player appear unwilling to take Lotito up on any of his offers.

Corriere dello Sport report that Lotito may be set to offer Libor Kozak and Marius Stankevicius + 4-5 million euro for Burak Yilmaz. Lazio's initial 8.7 million euro bid was rejected and it appears as though Lotito has not got much more to offer and is willing to offer a player exchange to lower the price tag.

La Repubblica believe that the difficulties in the deal lie with Lotito's desire to take the player on loan for the 2013-14 season with a fixed buyout clause included in the deal. Galatasaray are required to pay 25% of any sale to Yilmaz's former club Trabzonspor and as a result, they are more likely to want to sell Yilmaz outright and in one installment.

The issue of the non-EU spot could be easily resolved. Corriere dello Sport believe that Nigerian Seyi Adeleke has admirers in Serie B and that Lotito would be able to work out a solution that would free up a non-EU spot. La Repubblica believe that Brayan Perea will either be sent back to Deportivo Cali, or he will be sent to Livorno or Genoa for a season.

Corriere dello Sport have also reported today that Lazio remain in the hunt for Alessandro Matri along with Napoli, AC Milan and Roma.
Author: Cathal Mullan
 
 
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