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Boa Morte wanted by Souness

last updated Friday 07th January 2005, 4:06 PM
Luis Boa Morte chips Harper in the Newcastle goal
Luis Boa Morte chips Harper in the Newcastle goal
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Newcastle boss Graeme Souness has confirmed his interest in signing Fulham star Luis Boa Morte.

He was linked with a £2 million move for Boa Morte last week which prompted an angry response from Fulham boss Chris Coleman who insisted the Portuguese star was not for sale, and branded the proposed price-tag as 'an insult'.

The winger has only recently returned to action following injury, but has quickly rediscovered something like his best form.

He was particularly impressive in The Cottagers' 4-1 win at St James' Park earlier in the term when Souness got a first-hand look at his ability.

The Scot has clearly monitored the former Arsenal star's progress ever since, and now looks set to test Fulham's resolve with an initial offer.

"We have declared an interest in him (Boa Morte)," Souness asserted.

"The chairman (Freddy Shepherd) is still working hard to bring at least one more body in before this window goes, but there is nothing I can tell you about that."

It is understood the Magpies are prepared to enter into a player-plus-cash deal to secure Boa Morte's services with contract rebel Olivier Bernard, Titus Bramble and Lee Bowyer among those who could be up for grabs.

Source SkySport by Mark Kendall
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