Last updated : 19 January 2005 By editor

Ferguson confirmed yesterday that there had been "a lot of inquiries" since the transfer window opened at the start of January but added there had been "nothing concrete" in terms of an offer.

From The Guardian:

'The Brazilian has told his advisers to find new employers and Ferguson will have little alternative but to write him off, like Juan Sebastián Verón and Diego Forlan, as another South American who has failed to settle. "It's difficult to say what the situation is," the United manager said. "He's a terrific footballer, he's Brazilian and he wants to play in the first team."

Ferguson has no plans, for the time being at least, to offload Eric Djemba-Djemba, the Cameroon midfielder who has struggled at the club. His performances have been almost as disappointing as Kleberson's but Ferguson seems prepared to give him longer to prove himself and is expected to play him in tonight's FA Cup third-round replay at Exeter City.'