Date: 11th January 2008 at 9:18am
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In one of his final acts as Newcastle manager it turns out that Sam Allardyce rejected an approach from Norwich for goalkeeper Steve Harper. United boss Glenn Roeder tried to buy Harper on Wednesday and take him to Carrow Road in a permanent move. But Roeder was knocked back in his attempts by Allardyce – just like had a couple of days earlier when he asked his successor if he could take Shola Ameobi on loan. Who next for Roeder – Andy Carroll per chance?

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