Beveren deny Gunners swoop
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
KSK BEVEREN have denied they are about to bring in Arsenal youngsters Jerome Thomas and Jo Kuffour as part of their feeder club partnership next season.
Although the Jupiler League side have denied they are set to bring in the pair, they have confirmed exclusively to planetfootball.com that they are keen to bring over some of The Gunners' brightest stars.
"For the moment there is nothing certain that Thomas and Kuffour are coming to the club," said Beveren's commercial manager Marc De Clerck.
"Jean-Marc Guillou (manager) does not know where the news is coming from, and how it appeared in the Belgian newspapers, because nothing as yet is definite.
"Guillou was just at Arsenal to see and look at the youngsters, who might be possibilities for us, but ultimately it's up to Arsene Wenger to decide who can go."
Meanwhile, Thomas is set to return to Highbury after a successful loan spell with Queens Park Rangers.
The Loftus Road side wanted to sign the 19-year-old midfielder permanently, however, were told the youngster was not for sale and would be staying with The Gunners.