Japanese star Junichi Inamoto looks
certain to be heading back to the Far East this summer after three mixed seasons in the Premiership.Inamoto, who scored two spectacular goals for his
country in the World Cup 2002 finals which they jointly hosted with South Korea, has made only one start in Fulham's last 15 games.
Fulham, who took over his loan agreement from Gamba Osaka at the start of last term after Arsenal decided to release the World Cup hero, are said to
be "miles away" from his Japanese club's 2.5million valuation of a permanent transfer for him.Fulham boss Chris Coleman said: "Ina is with us until
the end of the season, but still on loan. Then, if we don't come to an agreement with his club he will go back. Simple as that."
Sir Bobby Robson may decide to stay on as Newcastle manager after his contract runs out at the end of the 2004-05 campaign.The Magpies chief, now 71,
will not make a decision until he sees how he and the team perform next season. "At this time next year we'll review the situation," he told The
Sun Newspaper."It will depend on what the chairman wants, what I want and, obviously, how results are going.
Mikael Forssell has hinted that he will look to leave
Chelsea in the summer if he is not guaranteed regular first-team football.Forssell is currently on a season-long loan with Birmingham City and his
double at Middlesbrough on Saturday took his tally for the season to 16 goals.He would dearly love to play a significant role at Stamford Bridge and
he signed a new four-year contract in August.But the Finland international would not be content to revert to his former bit-part role with the Blues
in 2004-05.Meanwhile Birmingham have completed the 1.5m signing of Fulham keeper Maik Taylor.The 32-year-old, who has been on loan at St Andrews since
the start of the season, has signed a deal which will keep him with the Blues until 2008.The Northern Ireland international shot-stopper has made 32
appearances for Steve Bruce's side this season.
Bolton captain Jay-Jay Okocha has put contract talks on hold until the end of the season.Okocha is determined to focus on his game and help end the
club's run of seven games without a victory.He has struggled to find his best form since returning from the African Nations Cup with Nigeria.
PSV midfielder Mark van Bommel is keen to move to the Premiership and join Tottenham, according to his agent.The 26-year-old was linked with a move to
White Hart Lane last week and several other clubs are interested.Van Bommel has been at PSV for five years and Jansen believes he would benefit from a
move to England, even without the prospect of European football.
Rio Ferdinand has revealed he will not launch a second appeal against his eight-month ban
for missing a drugs test and the Manchester United defender has told how he was reduced to tears by the Football Association's disciplinary
action.The England defender claims the whole saga could have been avoided but a key member of the FA was away on holiday when he tried to arrange to
meet the drug-testers again.Ferdinand admits he was told twice he had to take a drugs tests but maintains he forgot and that as soon as Manchester
United told him he had missed the test, he contacted the FA to ask the testers to go straight back to the Carrington training ground.
Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has stated his strong belief that manager Arsene Wenger will not be leaving Highbury.Reports at the weekend suggested
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich would use his millions to tempt the Frenchman away from the Gunners as his contract runs out at the end of next
season.However, Hill-Wood said that would never be the case.
[Edited on 22/3/04 by TRD]