1 March>>Lazio: Nesta could be sold
Sergio Cragnotti has admitted that Alessandro Nesta could be sold this summer, increasing speculation that he will join Real Madrid.
The Lazio chief made the statement today just weeks after Nesta himself had declared that he couldn�t pledge total loyalty to the club in the future.
"A lot depends on the player but if he does leave Rome then I think he would prefer a move to a big international club," Cragnotti said on Friday.
"But his proposed departure will also be made after we have laid down our own plans for the future. We need players that will help us to win.
"There is no club in the world that would turn down Nesta. We are happy with the interest in him but we are well aware here that we need other great players too for future battles."
Lazio are known to be looking for new investors and had been rumoured to be ready to cash in on the likes of Hernan Crespo and Nesta this summer in a bid to start a new cycle at the club.
Nesta, an international and widely regarded as the world�s best defender, has long been linked with the Spanish side and is reputed to be worth a staggering �40m.
1 March>>Nesta-Davids swap
According to Italian media reports, Lazio and Juventus are in negotiations over a swap-deal concerning troubled Dutch midfielder Edgar Davids and Biancocelesti captain Alessandro Nesta.
Davids has become increasingly discontent at the Delle Alpi after failing to hold down a regular first-team place and earlier in the season suggested he may move on.
He was sent-off in the midweek Champions League clash with Deportivo and his actions particularly angered Bianconeri coach Marcello Lippi.
Nesta, has been a longtime target of Juventus and news that Lazio may be willing to let him go in part-exchange for the Dutchman is sure to bring a smile to the face of all in Turin.
Despite this, general manager Luciano Moggi is still holding out hope that a deal to take Parma captain Fabio Cannavaro to the Old Lady is not dead and buried.
19 February>>Inter wants Nesta
Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has admitted that Lazio captain Alessandro Nesta is one of his transfer targets.
The 25-year-old is much coveted among Europe's top clubs, with Juventus and Real Madrid also said to be interested.
The defender himself heightened speculation that he may be on his way out of Rome when he said just a couple of weeks ago that he couldn't guarantee his future at the club.
It would now appear that Moratti has added Inter to that list of clubs who'd like to sign the Italian international.
"Nesta is among the strongest defenders in the world and, because of this, we can't help but be interested in him. He's one of our targets," said Moratti who is today celebrating seven year's in charge of the Nerazzuri.
13 February>>Nesta pleads for calm
Alessandro Nesta has pleaded for calm as a crowd of over 1,000 Lazio fans descended on the club's training ground to demand the departure of coach Alberto Zaccheroni. An estimated 1,200 supporters got into the Formello complex to vent their anger at Zaccheroni, whose side have won just one of their last 11 games. Banners calling for Zaccheroni to go, and others telling the players they were not fit to wear the shirts, were unfurled as the 48-year-old entered a meeting with president Sergio Cragnotti.
Italy internationals Giuseppe Pancoro and Stefano Fiore were targeted for verbal abuse, while most of the team stayed indoors to avoid a confrontation. But Argentina midfielder Diego Simeone was given rapturous applause on being spotted. Nesta addressed the Lazio ultras to try to restore a sense of calm to the increasingly chaotic situation. But the pressure on Zaccheroni to follow Dino Zoff and become the second Lazio coach to depart this season is huge. After winning seven straight games in November and early December, the nosedive in the Rome giants' fortunes could hardly have been more spectacular.
12 February>>Nesta spoke to the fans
Before today's training session, to which the players arrived very early or through a second entrance in order to not face all the fans that had showed up at Formello, Lazio captain Alessandro Nesta spoke to some of the leaders of the Irriducibili.
No journalists were present, and it is still to be revealed what was said between the captain and the leaders of the biggest supportergroup.
11 February>>Moggi deny bid for Nesta
Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi has denied that the club are in the hunt to sign Alessandro Nesta and Andres D'Alessandro.
Lazio's Nesta has been linked constantly with the Bianconeri in the past week while there has been much speculation that D'Alessandro is to make a �15+ move to the Old Lady.
However, Moggi denied that Juventus have contacted Lazio or D'Alessandro's club River Plate.
"I can say that it is not true that Juve have made any effort to sign Nesta or D'Alessandro," he said. "We have never made any contact with River Plate for the Argentine while far as Nesta goes, I would say that we already have a strong defence which we demonstrated against Roma."
10 February>>Parma-Lazio 1-0
Lazio lost, 1-0, away against Parma this afternoon. The winning goal was scored by Marco Di Vaio in the 68th minute of the game.
09 February>>Nesta and Crespo called
Among the called players by coach Alberto Zaccheroni for tomorrow's clash against Parma, there are Nesta and Crespo.
Nesta will play from the first minute, while it's still insecure if Crespo will play from start or sit on the bench. Zaccheroni has said he'll only decide that tomorrow morning.
09 February:Giannichedda hopes Nesta will stay
Lazio midfielder Giuliano Giannichedda has expressed his hope that star defender Alessandro Nesta will still be at the club next season.
Lazio captain Nesta has admitted that he is uncertain about his future and did not know if he would continue his career with The Biancocelesti.
Giannichedda said: "If he said those things it's because he thought about them. He's a key player for Lazio, a symbol of this team and obviously we're all hoping he'll stay in the future as well, but of course that is up to him."
09 February>>Nesta confirms he'll play on Sunday
Italy defender Alessandro Nesta is set to return to action this weekend.
Nesta, who has been out of action for a month with a knee injury, was expected to return against AC Milan last weekend but is now expecting to return to face Parma this weekend.
His return will be a boost to Italy coach Giovanni Trapattoni, who has also been without AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini as he makes his World Cup preparations, which includes a warmup match against the United States in Sicily on February 13.
"I think I'll return this weekend - the signs are positive but it depends on the coach," Nesta was quoted as saying in Wednesday's Corriere Dello Sport.