Last updated : 20 January 2003 By editor

The Sun decides that former United target Marcelo Salas is top of the list.

‘Alex Ferguson is preparing finally to land Marcelo Salas.

The Manchester United boss is set to make yet another attempt to sign his one-time target who is out of favour at Juventus. Fergie sent his brother Martin, United's top scout, to watch the Chilean star for the Italians at Chievo last night.’

Trouble is Salas didn’t even make the bench.

Undeterred the Sun continues:

‘Hitman Salas has snubbed United on a few occasions and, most recently, joined Juve for £8.3million from Lazio 18 months ago. But he has so far failed to impress in Turin. He has another 3½ years of his contract to run but would be available for about £3m.’