NEGRO PLANS LAZIO STAY
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Lazio man was reportedly a major factor in any deal for Parma's Italian international Cannavaro, but Negro insists that coach Dino Zoff's intention in bidding was to set up a triumvirate of Italian internationals at the back, along with star man Alessandro Nesta.
"It is rumoured that I would be sold to Parma in exchange for Cannavaro," said Negro.
"However I believe that the intention was to create a three-man defence along with Nesta and Cannavaro.
"Our coach has been experimenting with a 3-5-2 formation, and also with a flat back-four.
"He has told us that three centre backs would resolve his problems in this area and for this I believe that I will be kept."