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Roeder still tracking Kuyt
09 Aug 2006 - 10:28:34
Newcastle United boss Glenn Roeder has confirmed he is tracking Dirk Kuyt, but insisted no bid for the Netherlands striker is imminent.
Roeder watched Kuyt score in Feyenoord's friendly victory against Middlesbrough last weekend and liked what he saw.
He told the club's official website: "I saw Dirk Kuyt on Sunday. I would have no reason to remove him, or a couple of my other targets, from my list.
"We will be studying him again at the weekend, like we are two or three other strikers.
"Which ends up at Newcastle I would not like to say at the moment. There is no certainty about any of the strikers we are looking at ending up coming here.
"He (Kuyt) played well and I didn't see any reason why we should not go and watch him again.
"But that doesn't mean we are going to be bidding for him, or that he is coming here."
One of the other strikers on Roeder's list is Nigeria international Obafemi Martins, who is keen to leave Inter Milan.
The Magpies manager added: "He (Martins) is another very good player, different. He is very, very quick and strong.
"I don't like talking about other club's players too much, but he is another one who has been mentioned the same as Kuyt has and I would not see any reason not to continue looking at the possibilities about both players."