RAMS TURN TO NEW ITALIAN
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Smith has a number of contacts in the Serie A transfer market, aided by his former midfielder Stefano Eranio, and Lazio hit-man Ravanelli has been his top summer target.
Following lengthy talks, a deal is close but it has been suggested that the former Middlesbrough striker is considering rejecting the two-year offer.
However, Smith is still optimistic about clinching the arrival of 'The White Feather', and the 32-year-old is heading for England in a bid to seal the deal, after finalising his release from Lazio.
The protracted transfer could finally be concluded on Tuesday.
Planetfootball.com also understands that Milan ace Daino (pictured) is on Smith's list of targets, after a move for Riccardo Maspero collapsed, when the midfielder instead agreed a new contract with Torino.
The 21-year-old, who can play in midfield or as a full back, only recently agreed new terms tying him to the Rossoneri until 2003, but he is available to head out on loan.
After spells with Perugia and Napoli, the Alessandria-born player has accrued plenty of experience and is tipped to move to Pride Park before the new season gets underway.