Former Liverpool target getting frustrated at Lazio

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Antonio Candreva is disappointed that a new contract at Lazio is taking a long time to materialise, prompting whispers that he'll leave in January.

Italian international midfielder Antonio Candreva has been linked with Manchester United and Liverpool in the past and he seems to be unsettled at Lazio once more.

The 27-year-old has become a fan favourite at Lazio and really stepped up to the mark as chief playmaker when Brazilian star Hernanes left the club in January.

It had been suggested that an English side might swoop in with a bid for Candreva, but he committed his future to Lazio when president Claudio Lotito pledged to give him an improved contract.

In the Rome edition of the Corriere della Sera last night it was reported that Candreva was just about willing to let his desire for Champions League football lie, but he feels disappointed that he hasn't received the new contract yet.

Lotito may have been distracted by Lazio's busy summer transfer market, but the pressure is on now for the Biancocelesti chief to deliver on his promise.

If Candreva continues to feel undervalued at Lazio, he may be the subject of a January auction and could end up in the Premier League.

Lazio bought out Udinese's 50 percent share in Candreva this summer ending a co-ownership agreement that had been in place since last summer.

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