As the 2020-21 season continues to move along, the elephant in the room is Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi’s contract status, whose deal expires in June.

Various media outlets have reported that both Inzaghi and the club’s owner and president Claudio Lotito have engaged in talks; however, no deal has resulted from those negotiations.

From Lazio’s end, Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) reports that Lotito has a deal on the table for Inzaghi that will see him earn €2.3 million annually with a €500 thousand UEFA Champions League bonus. Nonetheless, that doesn’t seem to be enough for the Lazio manager. 

According to La Lazio Siamo Noi, Inzaghi is looking for an annual base salary of €3 million. The reason for these demands from the 44-year-old is due to him bringing back Lazio to the Champions League after 13 years, then went as far as the knockout phase, a goal that had been missing for 20 years. All this doesn’t include the three trophies that he’s won. 

Both sides want to reach a new contract, but it will be interesting to see which side caves in as there’s a €700 thousand gap in their negotiations. 

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