Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini admits he's keen on Spartak Moscow midfielder Radoslav Kovac.

Mancini, after admitting he had phoned Juventus midfielder Pavel Nedved last week, revealed: "I called him because we were teammates for three years at Lazio and are friends. Perhaps a few people forgot that. I called to get information on a Czech player, Radoslav Kovac, that we were interested in. I also asked if the rumours were true that he was thinking of retiring. That's all we discussed."