Lazio president Claudio Lotito has decided to take Felipe Anderson off the market, despite the fact that his contract expires in the summer.
The 30-year-old Brazilian winger has not signed a new contract with the Biancocelesti, despite receiving their final offer of a four-year deal worth around €3.5 million net per season plus add-ons.
Juventus are keen to snap up Felipe Anderson on a free transfer in the summer and Saudi side Al-Shabab recently offered around €15 million for the winger, a proposal that was quickly declined by the club.
As reported by Corriere dello Sport (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), Lazio are not willing to let Felipe Anderson leave in the January transfer window and would rather he depart on a free transfer in the summer.
The club will not take their contract offer off the table, giving the 30-year-old the chance to reconsider and accept, but they are not willing to increase the terms.
The move comes as a relief to Maurizio Sarri, allowing him to retain a key figure in the squad as the team fight for a spot in the Champions League.