Porato to get Blues chance
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The experienced shot-stopper spent much of last season on loan with Creteil, but has always been keen on having a crack at life in England.
A move to Derby County collapsed some time ago, and the 29-year-old does not seem to have a future at Stade Louis II, with the likes of Flavio Roma and Tony Sylva ahead of him in the pecking order.
The French league runners-up are prepared to allow Porato to move on, and the ex-Marseille keeper is likely to have been recommended to Steve Bruce by Christophe Dugarry.
Bruce is in the market for a new keeper, and is understood to have agreed to take a look at the former French international.
Sources in the Principality insist Frank Jurietti could still complete his protracted loan switch to St Andrews, despite Blues managing director Karren Brady stressing the deal was "highly unlikely" to occur.
Rival interest from Middlesbrough has not been firmed up, and the full back is being tipped to resurrect the transfer before the new campaign gets underway.