Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has ruled out a move for Robin van Persie, claiming the Manchester United forward is "unfortunately, outside our parameters".
Van Persie, who is tied to United for another season, was spotted in Rome this week, leading to speculation that the 31-year-old could join Lazio.
"On Van Persie, all I can say is that I respect him as a striker but unfortunately, he is outside our parameters," Tare said. "There has never been a meeting, this is gossip, not transfer news. We don't want to create illusions, this is not true."