German international expected to play key role for capital club again this year.
Lazio striker Miroslav Klose says he will discuss a contract renewal with the club next summer, but did not rule out the possibility of returning to Germany.
The 35-year-old has enjoyed a productive spell in the Italian capital over the past two years, and helped the club to a Coppa Italia success last season.
However, with his current deal set to expire next summer it is understood that the two parties will begin discussions over a new contract at the end of the campaign.
“The renewal with Lazio? There is a possibility to do everything. I still have a contract for the year and I can stay at Lazio or go back to Germany. At the end of the championship we will see,” he told the media as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Klose arrived in Italy on a free transfer from Bayern Munich in 2011, and has become an integral part of coach Vladimir Petkovic’s plans.
He will hope to lead the club to Super Cup success on Sunday, when they take on Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico.
In the meantime, Bundesliga clubs will be monitoring his situation over the course of the year and could begin negotiations in January if he is no closer to signing an extension with the Biancocelesti.
Nevertheless, the veteran striker is likely to prefer a stay in Rome given the reaction he has had from the supporters at the club as continues to establish himself as a fans favourite with his prolific scoring record.