Lazio coach Roberto Mancini has urged Real Madrid and Manchester United to bid for Dejan Stankovic, even though the midfielder looks set for a switch to Internazionale.

The Serbia-Montenegro international appears destined to move to Inter in 2004, either in January or at the end of the season.

“I think he will go to Inter or Juve,” explained Mancini.

“I think those are the teams.

“I don’t know if any offers will arrive from abroad.

“If I was Real Madrid or Manchester, I would move for him.

“Stankovic wanted to stay here, if things had been different, it would have allowed a different decision.

“If we would have thought before, when the moment was right, everything would already be done.”