Couto nears Parma return
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Portuguese defender Fernando Couto is discussing a return to former club Parma.Portuguese defender Fernando Couto is discussing a return to former club Parma.
Couto is currently a free agent after failing to reach an accord to stay at Lazio for this season.
He was linked with Bolton Wanderers and Middlesbrough, while there have been reports that Lazio are prepared to make a renewed effort to hand the veteran stopper a new contract.
But the 35-year-old is now in talks with Parma about a return to Ennio Tardini - where he played from 1994-1996.
Parma have confirmed they are hoping to sign Couto, with the vastly experienced centre half determined to prove he can still compete at Serie A level.