Last Updated: Sat, 12 Jan 2013 11:03
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has been linked with a move to Lazio but the Italian giants remain coy on a potential deal.
Lampard has been told he can leave the Blues at the end of the season because, at 34, the Premier League side seemingly think the England man is too old to be offered a new deal.
That has resulted in plenty of speculation over where the former West Ham ace may go and he has been linked to a host of top clubs, both in England and throughout Europe.
Both Manchester clubs in the Premier League are thought to be monitoring the situation while Lazio are leading the chase in Italy. He has also been linked with Real Madrid while several clubs further afield - including in the US and Qatar - are hoping a lucrative package could lure him.
Lazio president Claudio Lotito says his club may need to sign a new midfielder in the summer, but it would have to one that fits with the current wage bill in Rome - casting doubt over whether Lampard could be a top summer target.
"We are aware that we have players in that position that are already competitive," Lotito told Sky Sports.
"However, should we go for a new midfielder, he would have to fit in with the economic structure we have at the club.
"The dressing room has its own balance and we have no intention of altering that."
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