Football: Gullit wants to hang on to Vialli

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Ruud Gullit, the Chelsea manager, yesterday told his Italian striker Gianluca Vialli he was still wanted at Stamford Bridge.

Gullit, who has taken his FA Cup winners to Hong Kong to give the players the chance to "chill out", said the former Juventus player could yet make his mark at the club. "Nobody at this club has to leave. We want everybody to stay, that counts for Vialli and everyone, and everybody at this club has a fair chance," Gullit said.

The Chelsea team, who suffered in the heat and humidity of Wembley on Saturday, will have worse to contend with in Hong Kong where they play an exhibition today against the local champions, South China. Thunderstorms have been rumbling and humidity was up to 93 per cent.

Kenny Dalglish has made a pounds 1.5m offer to his old club Blackburn Rovers to take the goalkeeper Shay Given to Newcastle United. Dalglish wants to sign the Republic of Ireland prospect now and avoid a price war with his former employer Jack Walker.

Newcastle are also ready to throw in a further pounds 500,000 in instalments, based on appearances, in the hope of pushing the deal through quickly.

Dalglish wants to sign Given this week as he adds to his squad for next season with deals for Dane Jon Dahl Thomasson and Georgian Temur Ketsbaia also sealed.

Rovers are resigned to losing Given at the end of his contract. He is not willing to stay any longer as cover for Tim Flowers.

Relegated Nottingham Forest have put the Dutchman Bryan Roy and the Croatian Nikola Jerkan up for sale. The unsettled pair, both still under contract, have decided to leave the City Ground, after discussing their futures with new manager, Dave Bassett.

John Rudge, the Port Vale manager, is having talks with the Oldham captain, Craig Fleming, about a pounds 250,000 transfer.

Caspian, the owners of Leeds United, have been chosen as preferred developers for a new multi-purpose arena integrated with a redeveloped West Stand at the club's Elland Road stadium.

The Caspian development is for an arena seating 13,000 spectators that could stage pop and classical music concerts, family shows, conferences and exhibitions and sporting events such as ice hockey and basketball.

The new West Stand will increase the capacity at Elland Road to 45,000 from the current 40,000.

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