Kenyon denies transfer comments
By Adam Marshall. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
MANCHESTER UNITED chief executive Peter Kenyon has dismissed quotes attributed to him by an Italian website.
The Old Trafford official had been quoted on tuttomercatoweb.com as saying that the club were looking at other options because the move for Lilian Thuram had stalled, and also that Juan Sebastian Veron wanted to leave the club.
Yet Kenyon has dismissed the story, stating: "The quotes are total fiction."
Such revelations would have been a departure from the normal line adopted by the men in the corridors of power at the club, as United often keep their cards very close to their chest with regards to transfer matters.
As The Red Devils are one of the few major players believed to be willing to invest heavily in new talent this summer, they are being linked with a number of stars across the globe.
A central defender remains Sir Alex Ferguson's chief priority with Rio Ferdinand and Alessandro Nesta both confirmed targets, while a bid to bring Lilian Thuram to England looks to have been put on hold.