Macedonian ace on most-wanted list

Lazio striker Goran Pandev is being targeted by six of this year's eight Champions League quarter-finalists, according to his agent. The 25-year-old Macedonian front-man has netted 51 goals in 134 appearances for the Biancocelesti since arriving from Inter Milan in 2004.

However, he could be set for a move to pastures new at the end of the season after his representative, Carlo Pallavicino, announced that Pandev would not be extending his current deal with the Rome-based outfit, which expires in 2010.

"Pandev is the object of desire for half of Europe," he told Radio Kiss Kiss.

"With his contract expiring in 2010 and the possibility of using the Article 17 law, it is normal that a player is very hungry.

"I say only that, of the teams who participated in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, six out of eight of them want to sign him."

Juventus are believed to be favourites to land the striker's signature, having recently watched him help Lazio reach the Italian Cup final at the Old Lady's expense.

However, many of European football's big hitters - including Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea - are also interested in securing his services, if Pandev's agent is to be believed.


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