Allardyce Has No Interest In Foreign Wingers

Last updated : 13 June 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor

The Toon boss has played down speculation linking Newcastle with Tuncay Sanli and Ludovic Giuly.

Barcelona wideman Giuly, 30, is set to leave the Nou Camp this summer and he has been touted as a target for the Magpies, while Fenerbahce's Tuncay has also reportedly attracted interest from Allardyce.

Allardyce: "Everyone knows that we are on the look-out for players and, unfortunately, that means we are going to be linked with a lot of names this summer. But, as far as I am concerned, the stories linking us with Tuncay Sanli and Ludovic Giuly are agent talk.

"My main priority at the moment is signing defensive players and that is where we are looking to strengthen. We want to get that department right before we start looking at other areas. We are very interested in Ben Haim, but he is getting ready for his wedding next weekend. It is something I will be chasing up this week."