Benfica coach Giovanni Trapattoni, who steered the Lisbon club to a first league title in 11 years, is considering quitting the club after one season in charge.
Sports newspapers Record and O Jogo said Lazio were interested in hiring Trapattoni.
“I miss home a lot,” he told TSF radio on Friday.
“The country (Portugal) is not an issue, it is fantastic. The sea is only 10 km away, the weather is really good.
“It’s a great satisfaction to have built this team. I still have one year on my contract but I plan to return to Italy. I am ready to leave.”
Benfica claimed their first title in eleven years on Sunday. They can complete the double if they beat Vitoria Setubal in Sunday’s Portuguese Cup final.
The title was the seventh in Trapattoni’s illustrious career which also includes spells with several of Europe’s leading clubs including Juventus and Bayern Munich.
Despite Trapattoni’s remarks, Benfica chairman Luis Filipe Vieira was confident the Italian will remain at the club next season.
“Within what is planned, he will be the Benfica coach and will keep on with the work he is carrying out,” Vieira told TVI television.
“We’re only going to talk after the Cup, but we want him to stay on.”