Lazio have re-opened contract renewal talks with goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha, starting on a positive note.

As reported by Italian newspaper Il Messaggero (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the Biancocelesti have no intention of letting the 26-year-old Albanian shot stopper leave on a free transfer next summer and want to tie him down to a new deal.

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President Claudio Lotito has taken lead of the operation, re-opening talks with Strakosha’s agent to try and reach an agreement for a new contract.

In order to extend the contract Strakosha wants a salary of around €2 million net per season, a demand that Lazio now seem willing to satisfy.

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No-one at the club, despite his recent mistake against Galatasaray, wants to see the 26-year-old Albanian goalkeeper leave on a free transfer next summer, when his current deal expires.

Strakosha joined Lazio in in the summer of 2012 from Greek side Panionios, when he was only 17 years old. He has made 179 appearances for the club since then.