Lazio reject Pandev bid
Lazio president Claudio Lotito has rejected an offer for Goran Pandev from Zenit St Petersburg.
Last Updated: 07/07/09 9:48pm
Lazio have rejected an offer for Goran Pandev from Zenit St Petersburg, with president Claudio Lotito describing the bid as 'unacceptable'.
Lotito has confirmed that he is prepared to sell Macedonian striker Pandev for the right price, along with team-mates Cristian Ledesma and Lorenzo Di Silvestri.
Zenit have made a move to sign Pandev, with the Russian outfit confirming their offer, believed to be worth £13million, was turned down by Lazio.
Reports claim Lotito wants at least £15million for the forward and he insists he will not be pressured into selling at a price below his valuation.
"Zenit's offer was unacceptable. I don't like extortion," Lotito told reporters.
"I am ready to get a hammer and nail to pin whoever wants to leave on to the stands of the Stadio Olimpico.
"If someone wants to go, then they have to bring the money. We have already set Pandev's price tag."
Pandev has also been linked with Tottenham, Juventus and clubs in Germany following conflicting reports about whether he wants to leave Lazio.