Lazio were hoping to recoup their €10.5 million investment in the outcast Denis Vavro, but this looks unlikely.

As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 25-year-old Slovakian defender was not included in the Biancocelesti’s Serie A squad registration list, so cannot be picked for this evening’s league opener against Empoli, nor any other league matches.

Vavro failed to convince coach Maurizio Sarri at the pre-season training camp in Auronzo di Cadore and so is likely to leave the club soon.


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Lazio were hoping to sell Vavro for around €10 million, the same it cost to sign the player two years ago, but this doesn’t seem likely now, with no strong suitors coming forward for him.


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Another issue is that the Roman club can only really sell the player to Italian clubs until the January transfer window. The reason is that if he were to be sold abroad, the Biancocelesti would miss out on the tax benefits of the Growth Decree.