Lazio chief desperate to keep wanted Pandev

July 14, 2008

Lazio president Claudio Lotito is confident Goran Pandev will remain at the club for many years to come.

The FYR Macedonia striker, who scored 14 league goals last season for the Rome-based side, has been a target of several European clubs.

Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Tottenham have all shown an interest in acquiring the services of the 24-year-old, but Lotito insists the forward is staying put.

He said: 'There is no problem with Pandev. He will remain at Lazio for a long time.

'I have a great relationship with him and he will have talks to extend his contract.'

Pandev, who joined the Biancoceleste in the summer of 2004 from Ancona, has yet to sign a contract extension at Lazio with his current deal set to end in June 2010.