Lazio Midfielder Dabo Targeted

Last updated : 16 January 2004 By Mark Heys

Lazio midfielder Ousmane Dabo is set to spark a Premiership transfer scramble providing he can get the all clear to leave the Stadio Olimpcio. Bolton Wanderers are said to be one of the clubs in the hunt to sign the Frenchman on loan.

The 26-year old player was supposedly watched by representatives of Aston Villa, Manchester City, Newcastle United and Bolton during Lazio's Serie A clash with Roma in midweek.

Dabo's agent Willie McKay is an agent which Bolton Wanderers manager Sam Allardyce uses on a regular basis having helped the Trotters boss find a number of players in the past and the Scotsman McKay has confirmed Dabo will look to move to England to help enhance his international prospects.

"There are number of clubs interested in signing Dabo on loan for the rest of the season, We are just waiting for confirmation from Lazio to see if he will be allowed to leave on loan. Several clubs have watched him in action and they have been interested in him before.

"Dabo is keen to come to England as he is big fan of The Premiership and he feels playing in England can help win a place in the France side for the Eropean Championships."