Liverpool linked with Distin swoop

Last updated : 29 April 2002 By Luke Thornhill
Despite the rumoured interest from Anfield, the young defender still insists he wants to complete a permament switch to St James Park in a deal worht £3.8million.

"I still expect to sign for United permanently," he said today.

"I am in discussions with the alub at the moment, we are just trying to reach an agreement. Sometimes these things take time to sort out but there's no hurry.

"From the day I moved here, I knew it was a big club and i've always know what I wanted.

"The fact we've had a successful season has only made the experience better."