Sporting check on Paredes
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sporting Lisbon have declared an interest in signing Reggina's Carlos Paredes.
Sporting Lisbon have declared an interest in signing Reggina midfielder Carlos Paredes.
Sporting have already met with the player's agent Gilmar Veloz, but the prospect of a transfer could lead to a dispute with Reggina, who are determined to hang on to the Paraguayan international, for another season at least.
Paredes is currently on vacation following his World Cup exploits with Paraguay, although reports suggest he would be keen on a return to Portugal.
Paredes turned out for Porto in 2000 and the player's family are reported to have already stated the player's desire to explore the option of a transfer to the Lisbon club.
Veloz confirmed Sporting's intention to sign Paredes but admits no deal is imminent.
"There has been interest from Sporting but it is too soon to say anything," said Veloz.