PSV play down Song talk

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PSV EINDHOVEN have become the latest club to enter the race to sign South Korea World Cup hero Song Chong-gug, according to reports in Korea, although the Dutch giants have played down the story.

Philips Stadion boss Guus Hiddink is fully aware of the right-sided ace`s talents, and was reportedly prompted into action after Feyenoord made a bid.

The Rotterdam side had a £1 million offer rejected by Pusan Icons, who are holding out for a more substantial windfall.

Hiddink does not want one of the stars of his South Korean World Cup team to go to an Eredivisie rival, and was said to have made a move to land the wide-man.

Despite the reports in Asia suggesting a bid had been lodged, PSV press officer Pedro Salazar claimed the story was wide of the mark.

Speaking to planetfootball.com, Salazar said: "This is not really an issue for us.  This story is not true. 

"Mr Hiddink will know him, this is true, but we are not interested in any players. 

"We have enough players for this season and our market is closed."

Hiddink is a huge fan of the 23-year-old, having said prior to the World Cup: "He has improved surprisingly quickly and is a model professional."

Under the guidance of Hiddink, Song has turned from a relatively unknown player in the K-League into one of the country's most coveted players, and the Dutch tactician believes a move to Holland can only be of benefit.

Teams in England have also been credited with interest in Song, but the chance to link up with Hiddink at PSV may prove too tempting to resist.