Fredi wants to stay in Prem
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
<EM>Skysports.com</EM> understand Spurs striker Fredi Kanoute wants to stay in England.Skysports.com understand Tottenham Hotspur striker Fredi Kanoute would prefer to stay in England, rather than join Sevilla.
Kanoute has been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane, with several clubs weighing up a swoop for the Mali international.
Former club West Ham United made an enquiry for the attacker recently but manager Alan Pardew has now cooled his interest due to a negative feeling from the club's fans.
Manchester City have been mooted as admirers, while Sevilla are rumoured to be keen to take Kanoute to Spain.
Newcastle United have also been mentioned in connection with the 27-year-old and St James' Park is thought to be Kanoute's preferred destination.
Magpies boss Graeme Souness is chasing attacking reinforcements and Real Madrid misfit Michael Owen is his top target.
It is unclear whether Souness has made an approach for Kanoute but it is understood the gangly forward is on his list of possible signings.
Spurs coach Martin Jol is happy to retain the services of Kanoute, although he cannot guarantee the player a regular spot in his starting line-up.
Should that situation force Kanoute to consider his future in North London, then he wants to stay in The Premiership and would hope Newcastle launch an offer.