Talks between Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi and president Claudio Lotito regarding a new deal for the 44-year-old Italian coach have frozen.
According to a report from Italian radio broadcaster Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, negotiations have stalled following the Biancocelesti president’s lower-than-expected offer of a three-year contract worth €7.5 million.
With add-ons (linked to results), the deal is worth €11 million in total, which is as high as he is willing to go.
Inzaghi expected greater recognition for his work, as received already by the top players in the squad, and was disappointed with the low offer from Lotito.
It is unlikely that the two will meet during this international break, given the off-the-pitch issues that Lotito is currently dealing with, namely the fallout of the postponed game against Torino.
Inzaghi will wait until at least mid-April before making a decision, prioritizing Lazio. However, Fiorentina are reportedly prepared to offer him €4 million a season and there are also rumours of a meeting with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis. Juventus is not a realistic idea at this time.
In the Lazio camp, potential replacements for Inzaghi are being drawn up, including current Partenopei incumbent Gennaro Gattuso, Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic and Udinese’s Luca Gotti.