Erik Lamela may be struggling to settle in at Tottenham but he is still in high demand in Serie A with suggestions that Lazio as well as Inter are determined to lure him on loan.
Lamela wowed pundits with his performances for Roma last season but hasn't been able to show the same form at White Hart Lane since a £30m move to Tottenham.
The Sun have reported a quote from Lamela's father insisting that the player wants to return to Italy on loan but Spurs won't let him.
"He would go back to Italy," Jose Lamela is reported as saying. "But Tottenham wouldn't let him go in January."
While Inter would be an understandable move for Lamela, who will be looking for a return to form to secure a place at the summer's World Cup with Argentina, Lazio would seem an unlikely destination given his history with city rivals Roma.
"I don't know anything about interest from Lazio," he is quoted as saying. "I don't know whether Erik would go to Lazio having been at Roma."
A temporary move to Lazio would allow Lamela to live in Rome and would guarantee him first-team football for the rest of the season, but it is hard to see how the Biancocelesti could cope with his wage demands.
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