Date: 9th June 2006 at 12:09pm
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Newcastle want to make Fulham midfielder Steed Malbranque their first signing of the summer, according to reports.

The Frenchman has been linked with a host of clubs in the last year including Liverpool and Manchester City and now it appears his name has been added to Glenn Roeder’s transfer wish.

The Evening Chronicle reports that Newcastle could sign for Malbranque for around £4 million as Fulham are resigned to losing him given he is entering the last year of his contract.