Agent makes City striker claim
The agent of Manchester City striker John Guidetti claims he would prefer a season-long loan move to Italian side Lazio next term.
The 20-year-old Sweden international has already enjoyed a successful campaign away from the Etihad Stadium when he scored 20 goals in 23 league matches for Dutch Eredivisie side Feyenoord.
It is thought that Guidetti would now like another loan switch in the new season if he is to remain on the fringes of City boss Roberto Mancini's first-team. And, while several Premier League clubs and Feyenoord are all keen to sign him on a temporary basis, it appears the player would favour a move to Italy's Serie A with Lazio.
Speaking to cittaceleste.it, agent Roberto De Fanti said: "I cannot hide, I have spoken with Lazio about Guidetti because several Italian and European clubs like him.
"He is the best under-21 striker in Europe, he played well in a league where champions like (Ruud) van Nistelrooy and (Marco) van Basten found their limelight.
"If Lazio does not complete the signing of (Burak) Yilmaz (of Trabzonspor), I think it could open a door for Guidetti.
"He wants to continue his growth process, in a club where he could play with continuity, even behind someone like (Miroslav) Klose with whom he could only improve.
"There would be every reason to talk about this negotiation. Guidetti dreams of Italy."