posted on Jan, 26 2004 @ 12:12 PM
Newcastle could be making a move for Brazilian midfielder Ricardinho,with suggestions that the deal is close and he is to undergo a medical at St
James Park.Robson has ruled out a move for Manchester United's England international Nicky Butt by stating his 'engine room' is well stocked.
Ricardinho's price, compared to a costly move for Butt, appears to have persuaded Robson to add the Samba ace to his squad.Confident of a move
Ricardihno cancelled his contract with Sao Paulo to get a deal in Europe before the transfer window closes.
Derby County have handed a trial to 33 year old Italian striker Marco Negri.He has been invited by manager George Burley to show what he can do over
the course of this week.After a spell with Rangers where he netted 32 goals in 29 games,the striker's career has gone on a spiral due to injuries.
Portsmouth are weighing up another bid in the long list of strikers they have looked at already,newest on the list is teenage forward Bartholomew
Ogbeche who plays for PSG.Portsmouth are desperate to sign a striker before the transfer window closes and a loan deal for Ogbeche until the end of
the season might be on the cards.
Barcelona striker Patrick Kluivert who has been heavily tipped to join Arsenal has denied he has signed a pre contract with the Gunners.It is looking
increasingly likely that he will quit Barcelona in the summer and Arsene Wenger see's him as a ideal partner to play up front with Thierry Henri.