Date: 27th May 2006 at 11:50am
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Negotiations are at an advanced stage to agree new deals for Gary O’Neil, Matt Taylor and Richard Hughes.

It also looks as if a new contract will be given to Dejan Stefanovic.

Mandaric said: ‘We are talking with a number of players about new agreements.?

‘There are a number of people we rate highly and want to give new contracts.?

‘Dejan has a contract to 2008. But he is a tremendous character we hold in high regard, so we are talking?

‘Peter Storrie is talking to a number of agents and listening to presentations at this stage.’

In other news; rumours have increased throughout sites regarding Theo Walcott joining on loan?