Atletico step in for striker
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Atletico Madrid are being tipped to win the race for Marcelo Zalayeta.Atletico Madrid are being tipped to beat off competition from Bolton, Newcastle, Fulham and Sevilla to the capture of Juventus forward Marcelo Zalayeta.
Uruguayan striker Zalayeta has made good progress over the last couple of years in Turin, but the club are ready to loan him out as they have a host of attacking options at the Stadio Delle Alpi.
Bolton were believed to have moved into pole position at the end of last week, but reports are now saying Atletico have nipped to the head of the queue.
New Atletico boss Carlos Bianchi views the striker as the ideal man to fire them up the Liga table and reports are suggesting an accord could be reached this week.