Olympics Star Set For Newcastle?

Last updated : 21 August 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Tottenham Hotspur have apparently joined the race for the AZ Alkmaar player who has been playing at the Olympics, despite having signed Gareth Bale, Chris Gunter and Gilberto in the past 12 months.

United are persisting in tracking Blackburn Rovers' Stephen Warnock but the Lancashire club are equally stubborn in their desire to keep him.

Louis van Gaal is reluctant to lose Pocognoli, but AZ may not have the same financial wherewithal to resist as Rovers.

Reports coming out of Belgium suggest United have already agreed a £6m fee for the 21-year-old with AZ.

Belgium were beaten by Nigeria in the semi-finals in Beijing.