Ravanelli calls for fast action to save Dundee

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Fabrizio Ravanelli, the Dundee striker, has urged Giovanni di Stefano to buy the club after it was placed in administration yesterday. The lawyer, who has offered to pay the wages and hotel expenses for the Italian to help keep him at Dens Park, has instructed his legal team to intervene.

The club's owners, Jimmy and Peter Marr, put Dundee into the hands of the joint-administrators, Tom Burton and Fiona Taylor of Ernst & Young, with debts running as high as £20m with losses at £100,000 a week. Ravanelli was one of a number of players whose future was on the line after the move before di Stefano offered to pay his wages and hotel costs.

But the former Juventus and Middlesbrough striker said: "Giovanni should definitely go and buy the club now. If Giovanni wants to buy the club from administration and make them one of the biggest clubs in Scotland, it would be fantastic for me, the manager, the players and the fans. I hope he will do this quickly. Every player is a good one in the team." Di Stefano is due to return from Rome today.