Laszlo reveals interest
Hearts boss Csaba Laszlo claims two of his players are being tracked by clubs from Italy and Germany.
Last Updated: 26/01/09 11:00am
Hearts boss Csaba Laszlo claims two of his Scottish players are being tracked by clubs from Italy and Germany.
The Hungarian would not reveal the names, although reports suggest he was referring to Michael Stewart and Christophe Berra.
Laszlo admits that he has been approached by the Italian club looking to land the midfielder - suspected to be Stewart.
"It's not a big secret that a scout from a Serie A side was here and he watched a midfield player," he said.
"The coach phoned and asked about the player. The club is not Juventus but it is a good club and I am happy about this. Maybe they don't move in January but the interest is there.
"I also heard a club from the Bundesliga have an interest in a player, this is a club that is not in the bottom, they are in the top three. If the interest is there, they have seven days to decide. The interest from the clubs is for two different Scottish players."
Laszlo also took time to discuss Stewart and Berra, admitting he has a lot of time for Stewart, but thinks he has more potential than he showing at times.
"He has the potential, I have said before. I was unsatisfied with him in the last six weeks but he came back and showed his potential. Michael Stewart had eight years at Manchester United, his football knowledge is fantastic but sometimes he does not use it," he said.
He also admitted that he was on the look-out for defensive cover in case Berra, who has also been linked with Premier League clubs Fulham and Sunderland, departs before the transfer window closes.
"I have a target in mind for central defence because everyone talks about Berra. If Berra goes, I can take this player immediately," he concluded.