Souey hopeful on Emre
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Graeme Souness remains hopeful Newcastle can land midfielder Emre.Newcastle United manager Graeme Souness is remaining hopeful the club can land Internazionale's in-demand midfielder Emre.
The Turkey international stated over the weekend he had signed for The Magpies, but the deal to bring the 24-year-old to St James' has taken longer than expected to conclude.
Souness is keen to bag the former Galatasaray star and feels his versatility will be an invaluable asset to the club next season.
"We still hope to do a deal with Emre - we want him and the boy wants to join us," explained Souness.
"He's one player on my list. He can play wide left, through the middle or off the front. He's a good player who can play a number of positions."
Emre's agent Ahmet Bulut has stated Newcastle are in pole position to sign his client, but there are other clubs still in the frame for his signature.
"Newcastle are favourites, but they like the other clubs need to agree terms with Inter," Bulut told skysports.com.
"We have had good talks with a number of clubs and are hopeful something will be decided within the next few days."