On Tuesday, July 7, it was claimed a breakdown in negotiations between the two parties ended with the conclusion that his future is elsewhere. Mauri has been tempted to a move Stateside that would see him follow footsteps of Italians Sebastian Giovinco, who moved to Toronto FC earlier this year and former Montreal Impact striker Marco Di Vaio.
In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport Mauri claimed he would be interested in a move to MLS.
“If an interesting offer were to come from the MLS, then I would have to think about it, that’s for sure.”Embed from Getty Images
Mauri and several others are currently embroiled in a match fixing probe, which saw him suspended from football for six months toward the back end of 2013.
With Lazio President Claudio Lolito keen to distance himself and the club away from the match fixing allegations, negotiations of a new contract appear to have ended.
Mauri joined Lazio in 2006 from Serie A rivals Udinese and was reportedly close to agreeing a one year extension, but with that looking increasingly unlikely, a move to MLS could be on the cards.
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