Date: 4th August 2006 at 1:50pm
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Agent Stefano Guercini said he planned talks with Freddy Shepherd. Something Newcastle have been quick to rubbish.

Guercini: ‘Newcastle are one of the clubs interested in Francesco. There are three other clubs along with Newcastle. I hope to talk with them all this weekend. We are hopeful something will be done.’

Roeder said today: ‘The player is looking for a transfer and his agent is using the name of Newcastle United to create interest. He will NOT be coming to Newcastle’.

Tavano has scored 38 goals in the last two seasons and has been linked with moves to big clubs Inter Milan and Valencia.