Brazilian Striker Links Played Down

Last updated : 06 January 2008 By Sam
Media reports had suggested that Boro could be keen on signing the Brazilian forward but the Boro boss has denied this.

"We are going to be linked with any number of players, some of whom are going to be realistic, some of whom we are not going to be able to afford and some I have never heard of," Southgate has said.

"I have heard of him and I have to be very careful as a young manager as I don't want to be shown up for a lack of world football knowledge. But some of the names that get thrown up seem almost anagrams."