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Tuesday, 27 June, 2000, 17:20 GMT 18:20 UK
No loan go for Taibi
Taibi
Taibi will not be going to Napoli
Manchester United have stated that they will only release goalkeeper Massimo Taibi in a permanent deal.

The Old Trafford side are ignoring Napoili's interest in taking the Italian on loan.

The Premiership champions are hoping to recoup as much of the 4.5m as possible by seling Taibi, especially so after after signing French international Fabien Barthez from Monaco for 7.8m in the close season.

"We have not got an agreement with Napoli or the player for him to go on loan," said Manchester United's assistant secretary Ken Ramsden.

"Our view remains unchanged, the player is available for transfer and we would like a permanent transfer."

Taibi was the most expensive 'keeper in British football when Sir Alex Ferguson signed him just under a year ago from Venezia.

But the Italian soon became out of favour with both the team and supporters after conceding 11 goals in four matches and was sent on loan to Reggina for the rest of the season.

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