Magpies launch double raid
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Newcastle United have made a double bid for Nicolas Anelka and Luis Boa Morte.
Newcastle United have made a double bid for Fenerbahce's Nicolas Anelka and Fulham's Luis Boa Morte.
Chairman Freddy Shepherd has confirmed The Magpies have made move for the pair, although it is understood The Cottagers have swiftly rejected the offer for Boa Morte.
"We have made an offer to Fulham for Luis Boa Morte," Shepherd told the club's official website.
"We've also tabled a bid with Fenerbahce for Nicolas Anelka. We are now waiting for replies from both clubs."
The North East outfit are desperate to bolster their attacking options, with only Alan Shearer, Michael Chopra and Shola Ameobi available to manager Graeme Souness.
Anelka has only been in Turkey for six months following his move from Manchester City, while Newcastle have been long-term suitors for Boa Morte.
The Portuguese winger was in blistering form at St James' Park last season, scoring in Fulham's stunning 4-1 success and he is also believed to have attracted interest from Middlesbrough.