Italians confirm Toon interest

Last updated : 04 January 2003 By Martyn Elliott

Rumours have been circulating for some time about Sir Bobby’s interest in the former Lazio youngster, who has been one of the stars of Italian lower division football this season.

Pro Vercelli spokesman Sandro Turotti claimed: "We have to say that not only Newcastle have asked us for information about Peluso. But also other Italian teams.

"It's clear that we won't do anything to provide an obstacle to the player's ambitions but, obviously, the offer will have to be serious and both ourselves and the man himself will have to take advantage from it."