Pandev continues dispute

Striker remains sidelined

Pandev: Not happy

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Goran Pandev insists he wants nothing more to do with Lazio president Claudio Lotito.

Pandev is in dispute with the Lazio supremo as he will not sign a new contract at the Stadio Olimpico - with his current deal set to expire next year.

Both Pandev and fellow contract rebel Cristian Ledesma have been left out of Lazio's Europa League squad.

"My desire is to go to a club bigger than Lazio," explained Pandev - who was linked with moves to Inter Milan and West Ham before the window closed.

"I want nothing more to do with Lotito, who in the last two years has created a thousand obstacles to renew my contract.

"Now I will respect my obligations and next summer I can decide my future for myself."

President Lotito has insisted that Pandev and Ledesma's exclusions have been tactical.

"I have a normal rapport with these players. Now [Coach Davide] Ballardini will decide if they are in the right frame of mind to play for Lazio," he said.

"If someone says he has no more motivation to do well, then can he be part of a squad?"