Lazio to Liverpool: Onazi not for sale

The dream of Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Eddy Onazi to join English Pre­miership side during the January transfer window has been cut short by Claudio Lotito, President of Lazio, who has issued a hands-off warning to Liverpool over its reported in­terest in the midfield enforcer.

Onazi, who shone like a mil­lion stars for Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil last year has had the attention of Liverpool for awhile now and it was assumed that the club revived its inter­est in the winter transfer market after failing to sign him last summer.

It had been claimed that Liverpool hoped to clinch the youngster’s signature by offering striker Fabio Borini in part – exchange.

But The Biancocelesti su­premo expected Eddy Onazi to remain at the club after the close of the January transfer window.

‘’Onazi is not for sale and I have received offers,’’ Claudio Lotito told

‘’Reinforcement in attack? We’ll see, we have different loan players: I will talk with the coach and we will see what the market offers.’’

Having extended his Lazio contract last September, Eddy Onazi is now tied to the club until 2018. The 22-year-old had appeared in 10 Serie A matches so far this season.

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