Porto linked with Rosicky
By Thomas Zeh
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Porto could be tempted to make a bid for Borussia Dortmund's Tomas Rosicky.UEFA Champions league winners Porto could be tempted to make a bid for Borussia Dortmund's talented playmaker Tomas Rosicky, according to speculation in the German and Portuguese media.
German daily Bild reports that Porto regard the Czech youngster as a potential successor to midfield maestro Deco.
The Brazilian-born schemer joined the exodus out of the Portuguese champions by signing for Barcelona last summer.
Financially struggling Bundesliga outfit Dortmund have already signalled that they are ready to sell former Sparta Prague ace Rosicky in a desperate attempt to balance their books but it remains to be seen if Porto are able to meet the asking price of é¼15 million.
Meanwhile, Porto have suspended four members of their squad following their late return to training after holidaying in Brazil.
Diego, who is among those to have been asked to fill Deco's shoes, has been punished along with compatriots Derlei, Pepe and Maciel.
The quartet were told to return to training on Friday but only came back on Sunday, with the exception of Maciel, who is still in Brazil.Derlei told TSF radio: "It is not right to be late but we are going to talk now to see what can be done."