Rumour Roundup

Last updated : 27 June 2004 By Editor
DeMarcus BeasleyChicago Fire"Substantial offer"

Saints still hopeful of a change of heart from MLS. Beasley would really add to the first team on the left hand side of midfield. Saints interest shows that McCann has failed to impress.

Rupert Lowe said: β€œIt is very regrettable because he would be a big success in English Football. We made a very substantial offer but we are not prepared to go any higher. It is sad because he could have made a great impact.”

Mikael Nilsson
Nilsoon has shown himself to be versatile and capable in Euro 2004 and is another player who would be a good addition to the squad. Saints have denied any interest at this stage.

James BeattieNewcastle8 million +player
Once again, Newcastle are interested in making James Beattie the replacement for Alan Shearer. Although Ameobi is doing well, Bobby Robson could use a natural centre forward with Shearer only a year or two from the end of his playing career. Bellamy's injury issues and Lua Lua's lack of form, mean that a bid could soon be made