Souness admits Distin enquiry
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Graeme Souness has confirmed he has made an enquiry for Sylvain Distin.Newcastle boss Graeme Souness has confirmed he has made an enquiry for Manchester City defender Sylvain Distin.
Skysports.com revealed last week that Newcastle were planning a shock move to bring Distin back to St James' Park.
Distin enjoyed a successful loan spell at Newcastle during the 2001/2002 season before moving to City.
Souness is keen to continue his recent spending spree which has seen him snare Jean-Alain Boumsong and Celestine Babayaro by luring Distin back to Tyneside.
"I think it is public knowledge now that we have made an enquiry about Sylvain Distin and hopefully I can confirm that without upsetting Kevin Keegan," said Souness.
Newcastle are thought to have offered £5 million for City skipper Distin, however, City boss Keegan has insisted that the French stopper is not for sale.
"Distin is not for sale and we are interested in selling him," said Keegan.
Souness is confident that he change the club's fortunes with his reshaping of the squad in January.
"We are actively looking to improve the squad, and as I said I think there are exciting times ahead," added Souness.
"We're not to far away from getting it right, we already have some talented players here and with some new additions, I think we can look forward to moving up the table in the New Year."