Morientes eyed by Roma
By Mark Buckingham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
ITALIAN giants Roma are being linked with a summer swoop for Real Madrid's goal poacher Fernando Morientes.
Roma coach Fabio Capello is a long-term admirer of the Spanish striker and reports in Italy suggest the Serie A outfit are keen to open negotiations.
Capello was a big fan of Morientes when he was coach at Real Madrid and the ace marksman was at Real Zaragoza.
But their paths in La Liga failed to cross as Morientes arrived at Santiago Bernabeu, as Capello departed for Milan.
If Capello does decide to pursue his interest in the 26-year-old, it will be the second occasion he has tried to lure Morientes to the Eternal City.
Two years ago, Capello was rebuffed in his efforts and instead signed Argentinian hot shot Gabriel Batistuta.