More Kluivert nonsense

Last updated : 17 September 2003 By Martyn Elliott

This time it was The Journal that started the rumour, only for the club to dismiss the story as “utter garbage”.

Apparently the Holland star said: "At some point, for sure, I will go to play in the Premiership.

"The most important thing is when and with which club. I will have to look at this myself in the future, but for now I'm concentrating on trying to win something at Barcelona."

How this translates into The Journal’s claim that he has emerged as the early favourite to replace Alan Shearer is unclear.

Kluivert has made similar claims on many occasions and is still collecting a huge salary at the Nou Camp, and even if it is his intention to move to England all the top clubs will be after him.

Much as I’d like to see him pull on the black and white stripes one day, this is one rumour that falls into the believe it when you see it category.