Mancini urges United to bid for Dejan
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lazio coach Roberto Mancini has urged Manchester United to make a bid for Dejan Stankovic, even though the midfielder appears destined for Internazionale.
The Serbia-Montenegro international looks set for a move to Inter in 2004, either in January or at the end of the season, and Mancini is resigned to losing the services of his skipper.
Stankovic was linked with a switch to Old Trafford some time ago, but is set to continue plying his trade in Italy.
"I think he will go to Inter or Juve," explained Mancini.
"I think those are the teams.
"I don't know if any offers will arrive from abroad.
"If I was Real Madrid or Manchester, I would move for him.
"Stankovic wanted to stay here, if things had been different, it would have allowed a different decision.
"If we would have thought before, when the moment was right, everything would already be done."