Sir Bobby refuses to comment on Woodgate rumours

Last updated : 02 January 2003 By Martyn Elliott

star, but that Leeds won’t part with the player for less than £12million.

One report further claimed that Woodgate was aware of Newcastle’s interest and is desperate to move to St James’ Park.

But speaking after the victory over Liverpool Sir Bobby refused to comment directly on the story, joking: "As you know, I don’t speculate on press speculation. We’re going to buy Stam, Woodgate, Gallas and Terry, and that will cost us about £120million, so we think that’s a very good idea!"

Meanwhile Newcastle has turned down a bid from Wolves for Carl Cort.