Lotito: I'm not talking to any English clubs

SS Lazio fans

Lazio chief Claudio Lotito has categorically denied that he is trying to buy or link with any English club.

Lazio president Claudio Lotito has backed up a statement by the club that denies any move to create a relationship with Birmingham City or buy any other English team.

It has been a tough season for Lotito who remains the subject of extensive fan protests at the Stadio Olimpico.

The outspoken club chief has been unpopular with many Lazio fans for some time and the decision to sell Brazilian midfielder Hernanes to Inter tipped many supporters over the edge.

As well as unveiling banners, posting angry messages on forums and social media, and a small minority making abusive phone calls, fans have boycotted Lazio's home games, leaving Lotito to admit that the situation cannot continue.

In the last few days a report in the Birmingham Mail suggested that Lotito could link Lazio with Birmingham City, using the English side as a feeder club.

There have also been rumours that Lotito is looking to buy a team with Sheffield Wednesday being an option.

However, a statement from Lazio on their official website denied any contact with Birmingham and Lotito has denied any English intentions.

"I have never spoken to any English clubs," Lotito is quoted as saying in Il Tempo today.

Lotito has reportedly previously made efforts to buy Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United.

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