Boro linked with Italian duo
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Middlesbrough are said to be interested in Bernado Corradi and Damiano Tomassi.
Reports in Italy are crediting Middlesbrough with an interest in Italian internationals Bernado Corradi and Damiano Tomassi.
Corradi is currently contracted to Valencia but spent the whole of last season on loan at Parma.
The 30-year-old enjoyed a good season bagging 10 goals and Parma are keen to retain his services.
Parma have an agreement in place which means they have first refusal up until July 10 - but leading Italian dailies Corriere Dello Sport and La Gazzetta claim Boro are indeed trying to pursue a deal.
The interest in Tomassi also stems form Italy, with the former Italian international available on a free transfer from Roma.
The 32-year-old is said to be interesting Middlesbrough, as well as Espanyol and Galatasaray - although Chievo are hoping to keep him in his homeland.
The news of possible interest in the two ageing Italians is a shock given Gareth Southgate's stance of bringing on young English talent - although Boro have always cast their net world-wide when it comes to the transfer market.