Lazio defender Dimitrije Kamenovic has suggested that he won’t be leaving the club, despite not being registered for Serie A.

As reported by Italian newspaper Il Messaggero (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 21-year-old Serbian defender was present in the stands of the Stadio Carlo Castellani yesterday for the Roman club’s 3-1 win over Empoli, despite not being included in the squad player registration list.

Kamenovic revealed that he isn’t planning to leave the Italian capital this transfer window, saying:

I’m staying at Lazio, I’ve received assurances.

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The 21-year-old Kamenovic’s future is intertwined with that of Eintracht Frankfurt winger Filip Kostic. The Serbian winger is one of Lazio’s top transfer targets and the Roman club are in constant talks with the Bundesliga side, trying to secure the player.

Both Kamenovic and Kostic do not hold an EU passport and so they’d each occupy one non-EU player slot in the squad. 

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The issue is that one of these is already filled by Felipe Anderson, who is a core player under coach Maurizio Sarri, so only one of the two Serbians would be able to be registered.

In anticipation of this transfer, Lazio left Kamenovic out of the Serie A player registration list. Should Kostic fail to arrive, however, then the 21-year-old Serbian defender may still be included, with the final deadline for the list being at the end of this month.