Souey to revive Bridge bid

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Graeme Souness is looking to revive his bid for Chelsea's Wayne Bridge after missing out on the defender last month.

The Newcastle United boss enquired whether The Blues would be willing to allow Bridge to leave on loan, but his move was rebuffed.

However, Souness feels he is short of left back options, with Celestine Babayaro failing to impress against Fulham on Saturday, and has not given up hope of signing Bridge.

One stumbling block behind a move could be funds with The Magpies splashing out on Michael Owen and Nolberto Solano before the transfer window closed.

Bridge is yet to feature for Chelsea this season after returning from injury, but with Asier Del Horno set for a stint on the sidelines he is set to come to the fore. 

"We tried to get Wayne in on loan before the transfer window closed because it's an area we felt we needed to strengthen," said Souness.

"I had him as a young player at Southampton, he was a left winger there, but modern full backs are really wingers.

"You'd have to ask the chairman if there's money in the kitty for further signings."