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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 July 2006, 16:04 GMT 17:04 UK
Hughes still hoping to sign Mido
Mido
Mido scored 14 goals for Spurs
Blackburn boss Mark Hughes insists he still wants to entice former Spurs striker Mido to Ewood Park.

The Egyptian international's future is unclear after he returned to Roma following a loan spell at Tottenham and rejected a switch to Rovers.

Hughes said: "I am still hopeful and we will keep pursuing him until the matter is dead in the water."

Hughes also said that Australian duo Brett Emerton and Lucas Neill have been offered new deals with the club.

Both players are out of contract this summer and Hughes said: "There are offers on the table for the Aussie guys and we are hopeful they will accept these deals.

"Both players were excellent in the World Cup. They really made their mark at international level.

"It was a real experience for them. Not only will they benefit from it but we will benefit from it as well."

As for Mido, Blackburn have had a 3m bid accepted, but the player has opted to stay with Serie A club Roma.

But Hughes added: "We have expressed an interest. The matter is a little bit complicated as he is still under contract.

"He is one of a number of players we would like to bring here. The situation, though, has not developed as quickly as we had hoped."



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