Frail keen to retain Berra
Stephen Frail is determined to keep Christophe Berra despite reported interest from Wolves.
By Rob Parrish
Last Updated: 02/04/08 5:36pm
Stephen Frail is determined to retain the services of Christophe Berra despite reported interest from Wolves.
Hearts' interim manager has seen speculation over the future of skipper Berra increase after Wolves boss Mick McCarthy attended the 4-0 home defeat by Rangers back in February.
But Frail insists he is keen to keep the defender at Tynecastle and claims there has been no direct contact from the Molineux outfit.
Frail told the Evening News: "I know Mick McCarthy was at the game against Rangers but whether he was there to watch Christophe or not, I don't know.
"When our players are doing well, there's obviously going to be interest in them. I think it's just a sign that your players are doing their jobs.
"He's done well recently and we wouldn't want to lose him."
Meanwhile, injury-hit Mirsad Beslija looks set for a summer return to Hearts after his season-long loan deal with Belgian side Sint-Truiden.
The £800,000 signing from Racing Genk in January 2006 failed to make an impact in the SPL after a series of injury worries, and was shipped out on loan.
But the Bosnian winger has been hampered by further problems this season and has not played this year after suffering an ankle problem before Christmas.
Sint-Truiden president Roland Duchatelet admitted: "He is too expensive for us. His wages are very high and that is just one of the problems.
"I think he will go back to Scotland at the end of the season. It's a matter of money because there would also be a transfer fee involved if we wanted to keep Mirsad."