Kluivert bid reported

Last updated : 22 June 2003 By Martyn Elliott

While most of the speculation in recent weeks has surrounded our chase of Feyenoord’s Brett Emerton and Paris Saint-Germain’s Ronaldinho the Sunday Express claims that another big name has been attracting our interest.

They report that club officials have been in contact with Barcelona’s new President about Holland striker Patrick Kluivert and are confident of reaching a suitable agreement for the player to move to St James’ Park.

A number of reports claim that Brazil midfielder Kleberson is again interesting Sir Bobby but that Manchester United are favourites for his signature.

Meanwhile the Sunday Sun report that Real Madrid winger Pedro Munitis has been watched by United scouts as he completes his loan spell at Racing Santander.

And reports in Italy suggest that Perugia’s 19-year-old Nigerian midfielder Christian Obodo has also been attracting the attention of United’s scouts.