Sarri and Lazio Execs Tare and Lotito Bury the Hatchet

Igli Tare seemed on the brink of leaving Lazio a week ago after a public spat with president Claudio Lotito and due to simmering tensions with coach Maurizio Sarri. However, the ensuing flurry of moves, which gave the coach a new defense, contributed to smoothing things over.

As per Il Messaggero (via Calciomercato), the mood has significantly improved behind the scenes in the pre-season retreat in Auronzo di Cadore. The gaffer and the directors dined together and talked it out. The manager was appreciative of the recent additions, although the owner had a prominent role in those. He has further requests, but they will be addressed later on.

Lazio captain Ciro Immobile has reportedly been instrumental in mediating between Tare, Sarri and Lotito. The executive was recently linked to Parma, which are searching for a new CEO, Sportitalia informed. He is unlikely to go there, but he will evaluate his options during the final year of his contract. The Ducali later dismissed the report.

The coach would like to bring in a pure left-back as well. His favorite option remains Emerson Palmieri. While he is likely to leave Chelsea again, his high wages represent an obstacle, the newspaper relays. The boss is pushing to sign Ivan Ilic regardless of the future of Luis Alberto, according to Radiosei. Instead, Ivan Provedel and Pietro Terracciano are in the running to back up Luis Maximiano.

Our Take on the Lazio drama

It is inevitable since big personalities, and equally large egos, are involved. However, nobody forced Sarri to pen a relatively lengthy extension before the summer, so his relationship with Lotito should be solid enough to weather any possible storm, and they probably would not be distraught if Tare did not stay at Lazio.