posted on Nov, 18 2004 @ 05:21 PM
Newcastle have reportedly bid £4million for Manchester United's John O'Shea.
The Republic of Ireland star has struggled to hold down a regular starting berth at Old Trafford this season.
And Toon boss Graeme Souness sees the talented 23-year-old as the answer to his defensive problems.
According to The Daily Mirror Souness tried to sign O'Shea while he was in charge of Blackburn.
Souness has bid 4million and while Manchester are reportedly holding out for nearer 6million the Geordies are hopeful of thrashing out a deal.