Greek option for Celades
By Fotis Voinikas
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Panathinaikos are chasing Real Madrid midfielder Albert Celades.Panathinaikos are chasing Real Madrid midfielder Albert Celades as a replacement for Angelos Basinas.
Greece international Basinas is widely expected to leave Pana in the summer, with Portsmouth long-term admirers of the midfielder.
His expected departure has prompted Pana coach Alberto Malesani to draw up a list of possible successors to the influential Basinas.
Celades' name currently appears to be at the top of Malesani's shopping list with the 29-year-old expected to leave Real on a free transfer.
The Spain international has not been offered a new contract by Real and has been interesting Espanyol, Middlesbrough and Real Betis.
But Panathinaikos are willing to match Celades' Real pay packet and hope they can tempt him with regular football, despite the fact it will not be in one of Europe's biggest leagues.