Shepherd: No-go Jorge
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Freddy Shepherd has rubbished comments attributed to Jorge Andrade.
Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepherd has rubbished talk of an enquiry for Deportivo La Coruna defender Jorge Andrade.
The Daily Star quoted the Portuguese centre back on Thursday, saying he had received an approach from the Tynesiders but was more interested in securing a move to Manchester United.
However, Shepherd blasted the story as Newcastle are pursuing other targets, including Internazionale winger Emre Belozoglu.
"These reports are completely incorrect," he told Newcastle's official website when quizzed on the Andrade story.
"We have not expressed any interest in the player so the stories that appeared on Thursday are ridiculous and can be dismissed immediately."
Shepherd did admit Graeme Souness is in "exploratory talks" with Emre, whose agent claims is bound for The Premiership.
A lucrative return to Turkey still remains an option open to the wide man.