Girondins close on Beto
By Laurent Picard
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bordeaux are being tipped to wrap up the capture of Beto this week.Bordeaux are being tipped to wrap up the capture of Portuguese international Beto from Lisbon giants Sporting this week.
Beto has caught the eye of a host of clubs since Sporting confirmed he was available for transfer.
Liga side Mallorca tabled a bid, but it is believed the offer from Bordeaux proved to be more attractive to Beto.
Beto has travelled over to France and is expected to undergo a medical and complete his deal on Tuesday.
Girondins coach Ricadro is also looking to bring in a forward and has set his sights on Juventus marksman Marcelo Zalayeta.
A loan deal has been proposed and the forward is reportedly looking to strike a deal as he is well down Fabio Capello's pecking order in Turin.
A stumbling block could be the funding of the deal, as Bordeaux would find it tough to pay the forward's wages and will need cooperation from Juve to secure his signature.