Stuttgart look at Frey
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Parma goalkeeper Sebastien Frey has emerged as a target for Stuttgart.Parma goalkeeper Sebastien Frey has emerged as a potential successor for Timo Hildebrand at Stuttgart.
Germany international Hildebrand is expected to leave Stuttgart at the end of the season after rejecting a new contract.
Hildebrand's impending exit has put Stuttgart on the trail of a replacement for the shot-stopper, with Frey the latest name to be mentioned.
Arsenal's out-of-favour keeper Jens Lehmann has already been nominated by Stuttgart coach Matthias Sammer as one potential successor to Hildebrand.
Reports in Germany are now suggesting that French ace Frey is also being considered by the Swabians.
Frey is under contract at Parma until 2007 but has repeatedly been tipped to leave the Gialloblu.
Manchester United and Arsenal have previously been purported to be admirers of Frey but there is now interest from Die Bundesliga.
Stuttgart will assess Frey's merits between now and the end of the season before deciding whether he will prove to be the ideal man to fill the void created by Hildebrand's departure.