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Newcastle United's hopes of bringing Shaun Wright-Phillips on loan to St James' Park were up in the air today after Chelsea prepared to sell fellow winger Damien Duff to Spurs for £10m.

 

For as unpredictable as Jose Mourinho is, it is difficult to see how the Chelsea boss can let two of his wingers go in the space of a week.

 

But the fact that Spurs have moved in for Duff means that they have given up hope of trying to prise Darren Bent away from Charlton Athletic after having a £10m bid rejected.

 

And in an ideal world, with Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy looking as though he is heading to Real Madrid, Bent is the player Roeder would love to see most in a black-and-white shirt.

 

 

Chelsea still have Arjen Robben and Joe Cole to play down the flanks, but even though Wright-Phillips did not pull up any trees at Stamford Bridge last season following his £18m transfer from Manchester City, it would be understandable if Mourinho wanted to keep the flying winger in West London.

 

Neither Freddy Shepherd nor Glenn Roeder are prepared to talk about any names in United's search for some much-needed attacking players.

 

But Wright-Phillips ticks all of the manager's boxes and he would be a tremendous acquisition, albeit on loan.

 

Now it remains to be seen whether the departure of Duff across London means that the England winger will be staying at Stamford Bridge.

 

Two players who definitely will not be coming to St James' Park, despite reports to the contrary over the weekend, are Dean Ashton and Alessandro del Piero.

 

There was been a lot of talk about Ashton leaving West Ham and coming to United, especially as Upton Park boss Alan Pardew is keen on James Milner.

 

But while the former Norwich City striker has lots of qualities, he lacks one of the things United desperately need at the moment - pace.

 

Meanwhile, Juventus are admitting that several Premiership clubs have been in touch with them about their top players after they were relegated to Italy's Serie B.

 

But while United are strapped for cash, Roeder is not keen on bringing what he called "fat cat millionaires" to St James' Park.

 

He feels that this type of player is not what United need in their current situation and it is hard to disagree with him.

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Meanwhile, Juventus are admitting that several Premiership clubs have been in touch with them about their top players after they were relegated to Italy's Serie B.

 

But while United are strapped for cash, Roeder is not keen on bringing what he called "fat cat millionaires" to St James' Park.

 

He feels that this type of player is not what United need in their current situation and it is hard to disagree with him.

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Yes, because it's Geordie Nationtastic to have a team full of cloggers rather than quality eh Alan? I don't know about anyone else, but I'm with Alan, I'd much rather watch 11 average cloggers who happen to be born near the Tyne as opposed to quality internationals. The Premiership will shit themselves!

 

Wanker.

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