Reid looks to Domi to supply versatility

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The Leeds manager, Peter Reid, is expecting his new signing Didier Domi to provide much-needed versatility for the coming season. Domi completed Leeds' medical procedure yesterday and joins on a year-long loan from Paris St Germain with a view to a permanent £2m move next year.

"There were a few loose ends that needed finalising in terms of his medical but yesterday's talks went great and we've been able to move the deal forward," said Reid. "Versatility is a good word when it comes to football and Didier will give us that. He can play at left-back or left midfield but let's get him in and get him settled before we start deciding where he's going to play for us."

The 25-year old, who made 70 appearances for Newcastle during his first spell in England after joining the Magpies in December 1998, becomes Reid's third signing following Jody Morris and another Frenchman, Zoumana Camara.

Reid believes Domi is "a lot more mature these days" compared to when he had an alleged dispute with the Newcastle manager, Sir Bobby Robson, during his time on Tyneside. Domi is understood to have gone AWOL during his second season with the Magpies before eventually being sold in the summer of 2000.

The Middlesbrough striker Noel Whelan, 28, has signed a one-year contract with Millwall. He will make his debut against Wigan on Saturday.

Portsmouth are set to complete the signing of the Auxerre midfielder Amdy Faye, but their hopes of signing the Ajax defender Andre Bergdolmo have hit a snag after the Norwegian's agent demanded "ridiculous" personal terms.