Lazio deny Russian takeover reports
Italian Serie A football club Lazio have dismissed speculations that Russian investors had offered a takeover worth 170 million euros.
The Rome-based outfit released a statement Saturday claiming that these speculations were "false and entirely without foundation", reports Xinhua.
According to media reports, a Russian conglomerate had offered 170 million euros to buy Lazio from president Claudio Lotito. The patron has been under fire from ultras for years, a battle that intensified this season with a boycott that is leaving the Curva Nord empty.
They even organised a march through the city streets with banners demanding new investors "Free Lazio".
(Posted on 13-04-2014)