posted on Jan, 13 2005 @ 11:28 AM
Middlesbrough boss Steve McClaren has abandoned his efforts to lure Chelsea midfielder Geremi back to the Riverside Stadium after failing with three
approaches in the last few weeks.
McClaren hoped that the Cameroon international, who spent a successful loan spell on Teesside during the 2002-03 season before securing a 7m move to
Chelsea from Real Madrid, might be the answer to his problems on the right side of midfield in the wake of Gaizka Mendieta's season-ending knee
However, despite his recent lack of first-team opportunities, Blues boss Jose Mourinho was not prepared to let the 26-year-old leave either on a
temporary or permanent basis despite the player's indication that he would welcome a return to the north east.