Monday January 9 2012
Amelia of interest to Spartak

Spartak Moscow are pondering a January bid for Milan and Italy goalkeeper Marco Amelia, his agent has revealed.

“I can confirm that Spartak are following him with interest,” representative Carlo Pallavicino told Milan News.

“They have been monitoring his performances and they even sent some observers to watch him when Milan were in Dubai last week.

“Spartak wanted him four years ago and Amelia had already had his medical until [Livorno President Aldo] Spinelli changed his mind and the deal collapsed.

“However, over these years the admiration from their club officials for Marco has continued.”

Amelia, who was part of Italy’s 2006 World Cup winning squad, is the No 2 at Milanello behind Christian Abbiati.

“The Russian market closes later than the Italian one so this situation could go on for a while longer,” Pallavicino continued.

“We’ll have to consider a lot of things and, right now, it is difficult to predict what will happen.

“Marco has always been ready when called upon and that fact hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Rossoneri.”

Amelia has appeared in just four Serie A games for the Italian champions so far this season.

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