Date: 1st January 2009 at 2:18pm
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After months of rumoured bids and counterbids for La Liga club and former NUFC opponents Real Mallorca, it looks like Fat Freddie Shepherd is back in the box seat for the Islanders as he aims to take over the club where his holiday home is based. Whether Fred would then call off the club`s compensation bid for Jonas Gutierrez`s Webster move remains to be seen. Mallorca spokesman Hector Romero said:

‘At the moment there is only contact with Freddy Shepherd, the only party formally interested in buying the club.”