Chelsea also made enquiries about John Burridge, Hibernian's 40-year-old goalkeeper, who has played for 11 English clubs in his long career. Ian Porterfield, the Chelsea manager, announced that Dave Beasant would be leaving the club after a poor display against Norwich last weekend.
Gary Mabbutt, Tottenham Hotspur's club captain, yesterday discussed his future with Doug Livermore, the club coach, after being left out of a 17-man squad for today's Premier League game against Manchester United, despite a series of injuries which has ruled out five Spurs players.
Mabbutt, who has been linked with Nottingham Forest, appears to have disagreed with Livermore about the extent of his recovery from knee, shoulder and wrist operations during the summer. The 31-year-old defender, who has been at Spurs for 10 years, said: 'It's been made clear that I have to go out and work hard and grab my place and I'm happy with that.'Reuse content