Football: Ginola pursues transfer to Inter

David Ginola is reported in France to have asked his agent to negotiate a transfer from Newcastle to Internazionale.

Ginola, who joined Newcastle from Paris Saint-Germain 18 months ago, said last week he intended to finish the season in the North-east, but he is no longer certain of a first-team place under Kenny Dalglish.

Sheffield Wednesday's manager, David Pleat, is planning a pounds 2.5m bid for Bolton's midfield playmaker, Alan Thompson. At the weekend, Pleat sent his coach, Martin Hodge, to make a final assessment of the player.

Terry Venables has arranged a get-together in London later this month for foreign-based Australian players. The training camp, to be held from 24 to 26 February, is to prepare the Australian squad for internationals against Macedonia on 12 March and Hungary on 2 April.

Leicester have signed the Norwich midfielder Robert Ullathorne in a pounds 600,000 deal.

Everton's Joe Parkinson has undergone a second knee operation that will rule him out for most of the season.

Brighton fans have called off a planned boycott of Saturday's home game against Swansea City. Instead, supporters' groups are appealing for maximum support to be given to the team in their battle for League survival.

Alan Irvine is to resign as youth coach at Blackburn and may rejoin his former manager, Kenny Dalglish, at Newcastle.

The Football League yesterday denied that an agreement has been reached over the formation of nursery clubs following last week's announcement of co-operation between Liverpool and Crewe.

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