Keegan - No Chimbonda bid
Magpies boss rules out approach for Spurs full-back
By Chris Burton. Last Updated: January 28, 2008 3:25pm
Chimbonda: Not a Toon target
Kevin Keegan has dismissed the rumours linking him with a move for Tottenham's Pascal Chimbonda.
The French full-back denied reports last week claiming that he had told friends and family that he would be moving to St James' Park, but the speculation has persisted regardless.
With Spurs seemingly on the brink of bringing Alan Hutton to White Hart Lane from Rangers it appears that Chimbonda may find his first-team opportunities limited in the future.
Newcastle have struggled defensively for years and Keegan is keen to bring in his own players as soon as possible, and it is this situation which has found the Magpies linked with every available defender in recent weeks.
In spite of the constant speculation, though, Keegan has ruled out any approach for Chimbonda and admits that there is still a possibility that there will be no new arrivals at the club before the transfer window closes.
"It won't be the end of the world if we did not bring anyone in by Thursday," he told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.
On the issue of Chimbonda he simply replied: "It won't be happening."
Despite the claims that he is not interested in making any signings at present, Keegan is believed to have turned his attentions to Bayern Munich defender Daniel van Buyten after missing out on the opportunity to bring Jonathan Woodgate back to the club.