United scout Lazio stars
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
There are suggestions that the Premiership side are focusing on two Lazio players, with Claudio Lopez and Dejan Stankovic of interest to Sir Alex Ferguson.
Argentine Lopez would relish the chance of being reunited with compatriot Juan Sebastian Veron, and his pace and skill would appear to be well suited to the Old Trafford side.
Stankovic would be a less obvious candidate, bearing in mind the wealth of international midfielders already at United.
However, with Lazio still owing money on the Jaap Stam deal - and struggling to raise cash, it appears that The Red Devils could pick up a cut-price star from Rome.
The scouts would also have taken the opportunity to look at one of Serie A's newest hot-properties Gilberto Martinez, a Costa Rican defender who has shone since arriving in the summer.