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Last Updated: Wednesday, 15 June, 2005, 06:41 GMT 07:41 UK
Souness 'facing battle for Emre'
Belozoglu Emre
Inter Milan signed Emre in 2001
Newcastle boss Graeme Souness will face stiff competition for Inter Milan midfielder Emre Belozoglu, according to the player's agent.

The Magpies are understood to have tabled a 4m bid for the player.

But agent Ahmet Bulut said there had been six offers from English clubs for the 24-year-old Turkey international.

"When he is back from holiday we can start to talk about which club, but it is 90% certain that Emre will be playing next year in England," he said.

Souness, who is a long-term admirer of Emre from his days in Turkey as Galatasaray manager, was thought to be vying with Everton boss David Moyes for the player.

Emre has played just 19 Serie A games for Inter this season and seems set to leave the San Siro despite having two years left on his contract.

He arrived at Inter in 2001 - in a 5m deal that also led to Okan Buruk and Hakan Sukur being brought in from Galatasaray.

Inter have said they are reviewing "two or three offers" from Premiership clubs for Emre.




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