posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 02:44 PM
Lazio are plotting a loan swoop for Chelsea's Scott Parker in January.
The Rome club have been alerted to the midfielder's abilities by his former Charlton Athletic team-mate Paolo Di Canio, who is a huge admirer of the
Parker has been largely on the sidelines at Stamford Bridge under Jose Mourinho, even though his attitude in training has impressed the Portuguese
Chelsea need a strong squad for their assault on four fronts in 2005, but there have been suggestions that the West Londoners may be willing to
off-load a couple of their fringe players.
Shrewd Mourinho could even rule the possibility of farming Parker out to Serie A as an important step in testing the 24-year-old's capabilities and
furthering his footballing education.
Lazio are known to be pursuing a midfielder with Parker's attributes and a six-month loan deal might suit all parties.