Maurizio Sarri and Lazio Bigwigs Primed for Pivotal Meeting

Maurizio Sarri does not want to wait until the end of the season to know whether he will continue to helm Lazio. The coach will have another summit with president Claudio Lotito later this week, perhaps as soon as Wednesday. The extension until 2025 is still on the table. However, the gaffer desires to be fully informed of the team’s plans before signing it, Corriere dello Sport informs.

The previous talks between the chairman and the manager were inconclusive. The upcoming sit-down is will be crucial to determine in which direction the parties will go. Director Igli Tare should be present as well. Sarri would like to have a bigger say on the transfer market, and Lazio should be active in the next window.

The boss is in a hurry also because he has an exit clause to move abroad that expires in May. Lotito had originally announced the agreement for the new contract four months ago. However, the coach never actually inked it.

According to Il Messaggero, Sarri and the Lazio management have examined some targets together. He could accept Sergej Milinkovic Savic’s departure if it led to at least six acquisitions. They have earmarked Sergio Rico and Marco Carnesecchi for the goal and Alessio Romagnoli, Nicolò Casale and Emerson Palmieri for the defense.

The coach wants a deep-lying playmaker, but the club would have to invest to sign either Maxime Lopez or Vitinha. The Biancocelesti are chasing after multiple future free agents, in particular Matias Vecino, Filip Djuricic, Riccardo Saponara and Federico Bernardeschi.