Sun exclusive is rubbish

Last updated : 12 May 2003 By Martyn Elliott

The newspaper’s Monday edition claimed that Sir Bobby had agreed a £6million fee for the Portugal international and that the player had already arrived at St James’ Park for a medical and to discuss personal terms.

However a club official told the Evening Chronicle that the story is "rubbish".

Unsurprisingly The Sun's story also included the standard stuff about the deal putting Laurent Robert’s future under question, which is undoubtedly a line the press will repeat on many occasions in the next two months.