Lazio could pounce for departing Celtic striker

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Lazio may look to Greek international striker Georgios Samaras in an attempt to add a striker to their squad without breaking the bank.

The future of Georgios Samaras is up in the air after his contract at Celtic expired, leaving the 29-year-old a free agent.

Samaras opted not to renew his deal at Parkhead before the World Cup, but Celtic manager Ronny Deila has not ruled out a return for the marksman.

It was a dramatic World Cup campaign for Samaras, who scored a last-gasp penalty against Ivory Coast to send Greece into the last 16 where they lost out to Costa Rica in a penalty shootout.

Delia has stated that he could see a place for Samaras in his Celtic team if he focuses more on his defensive duties, but it seems he may have other options.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Lazio are keeping an eye on Samaras and could make their move within the next week.

Lazio are hoping to galvanise a squad that underachieved last season, but they don't have great financial resources and could be attracted to the idea of a free transfer.

La Gazzetta dello Sport believes that Lazio sporting director Igli Tare is a big admirer of Samaras and is determined to bring him in having been impressed by his World Cup exploits.

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