United scouts in Italy
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Manchester United scouts have been keeping tabs on surprise package Messina.
Manchester United scouts have been keeping tabs on surprise package Messina, according to sources in Italy.
Talented wing back Alessandro Parisi has certainly caught the eye during his side's startling charge up the Serie A table.
With Bortolo Mutti's (pictured) men lying in second place in the table, many clubs have been alerted by the team's outstanding start with Valencia, Internazionale and Juventus already reportedly plotting a January bid for the 27-year-old wide man.
Parisi is a left-sided player and United chief executive David Gill admitted in the summer that the club would work through a list of targets for this position after missing out on the signature of Chelsea's Arjen Robben.
Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to have more competition for Ryan Giggs's regular slot and it is likely he will continue to despatch his spies to foreign climes in order to identify potential targets for 2005.
Parisi has scored twice this term and is highly rated within his homeland.