No Rivaldo bid

Last updated : 29 September 2003 By Martyn Elliott

The former Barcelona and Deportivo La Coruna star was reported to have said over the weekend that United were interested in signing him, which came as a surprise to Sir Bobby.

"I was not aware of his situation," he replied when asked if Rivaldo was on his way to St James’ Park.

"He is a fine player, but at the moment I'm more concerned with dealing with the players I already have at this club."

Then on Monday afternoon came the news that tabloid journalists have been dreading, there will be no rush of Premiership clubs trying to sign the Brazilian because he isn’t leaving AC Milan yet.

Rossoneri vice-president Adriano Galliani told the club's official website: "Rivaldo remains at Milan and tomorrow will leave with the squad for (Celta) Vigo.

"Milan gives him the authority, if he wishes to take it, to leave on January 2. He arrived for nothing and he could leave for nothing but only if he wants that."

But we still want to sign Patrick Kluivert in January, well that’s what the Evening Chronicle claim anyway.