Date: 28th July 2006 at 11:03am
Written by:

Glenn Roeder: ‘Rumours are a daily thing in football – that is all they are. It is not just James, there are rumours about several other of our players.

‘I am trying to add numbers, I do not want to lose any players, we cannot afford to.

‘James has been involved in all three of our pre-season games, is very versatile and so there would be no reason whatsoever for me to want to lose James Milner.

‘But you cannot stop speculation and rumours – it goes with the territory of this football club.’