Updated Sunday, 27th June 2004
The latest close season rumour news concerning the Saints
|DeMarcus Beasley||Chicago 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: “It 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.”
|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 Beattie||Newcastle||8 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|