Second Kuszczak bid rejected

West Bromwich Albion have shunned a second offer from Manchester United for Tomasz Kuszczak.

The Red Devils are hoping to sign the Poland international keeper to provide back-up for Edwin van der Sar next season.

An initial offer has already been rejected by The Baggies, with Bryan Robson insisting he will only sell if the price is right.

United have increased their bid for the shot-stopper, but have again been given short shrift by their former captain.

Over the weekend, Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed the club are 'in the process' of bringing in Kuszczak.

But the situation appears to be dragging on, with West Brom refusing to budge from their valuation of the 24-year-old.

Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace also revealed that it was not a foregone conclusion that Kuszczak would be allowed to move to Old Trafford.

The Midlands side brought in veteran Swiss keeper Pascal Zuberbuhler, but his arrival has not signalled Kuszczak's immediate exit, with United now likely to up the ante for a third time.

Robson confirmed the latest rebuttal and admits he wants two United players in part-exchange before agreeing to let the keeper leave.

"We have knocked back the second bid they have made," said Robson.

"United know the position. They have made us an offer, but it is not what we want.

"So that is still not a deal at this moment in time. It all depends on United now.

"What we are after is the cash, which United have offered us, and two players to come this way as well. One would be permanent and one would be on loan, but I won't say who they are."

Irish midfielder Liam Miller has been tipped to leave Old Trafford permanently, while Ferguson is looking to send Jonny Evans and Gerard Pique on season-long loans.

Source: Sky Sports
Date Published: 18 July 2006