Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Liverpool And Stoke Eye Lazio Striker Mauro Zarate

Liverpool and Stoke are set to fight it out for Lazio forward Mauro Zarate when the transfer window opens in January.

The out-of-favour striker has featured just five times for the Serie A side this season and would be available for around €10million, but Liverpool and Stoke face competition from other suitors around Europe, including Malaga and Spartak Moscow.

But the Argentine is believed to favour a move to the Premier League, according to La Lazio Siamo Noi, after his ill-fated spell in Italy.

Zarate has previously featured in English football, having had a brief loan spell at Birmingham City during the 2007/08 season, netting four goals in 14 appearances.

And Liverpool have previously shown interest in the Lazio man, having been in talks to take the 25-year-old to Anfield on a loan move in the summer of 2011, but the prospective deal fell through.

He instead remained in Serie A with Inter Milan, where he scored just twice in 22 league outings.

No comments: