Inter lead Figo race
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Internazionale are understood to be leading the chase to sign Luis Figo.
Internazionale are understood to be leading the chase to sign Real Madrid star Luis Figo.
Liverpool are still competing for the Portugal international's signature but sources in Milan claim Inter are keen to progress negotiations on Tuesday.
Figo's agent Luis Vicente has been in Italy discussing the move with intermediaries Giuseppe Tirri and Ernesto Bronzetti.
A two-year contract awaits Figo at Inter and he could depart Real's tour of Asia in order to finalise a move to the Nerazzurri.
Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry has appeared to indicate that the Merseysiders may need to look elsewhere.
"That one's been a little quiet," he informed Sky Sports News. "He's obviously away with Real Madrid at the moment.
"I guess we'll see over the next few days but [there's been] nothing over the last day or two.
"He's an option but there will be other options.
"We're delighted with the acquisitions we've made so far, picking off our targets one by one.
"You never get 100 percent of the targets you're looking for but, if we don't, we'll move on and do something else."
Inter are also in talks with Real over a deal for Argentinian defender Walter Samuel.
The centre back had a poor first season in Spain and could switch to Serie A on a year-long loan deal with a view to a é¼17 million move.