Inter close in on Stankovic deal
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Internazionale and Lazio officers met in Milan on Friday to continue the talks regarding Dejan Stankovic's proposed transfer to Rome.
After the meeting there has not been any new announcements but it appears that there has been a further step forward towards an agreement that could be definitively found next week.
Stankovic is already considered an Inter player by the Italian press, although it has to be underlined that the transfer will not be sealed until the summer.
It now seems that Inter will buy the player during the January transfer window but will allow Lazio to keep hold of him on loan until the end of the season.
However, the negotiations between the two sides may not conclude there, and Inter coach Alberto Zaccheroni also has an eye on Jaap Stam.
The Dutch defender has not been mentioned in talks yet, but Inter hope that the good relationship with Lazio will give them a head start in luring the former Manchester United man to Milan.