Toon Quiet On Smith Move

Last updated : 15 January 2004 By Kevin Markey

The Magpies are believed to have made an offer in the region of £2m, but Robson said: "All I can tell you is that I don't know anything about that.

''I do know we have Bellamy looking really good and on the evidence of what I saw today, he could be back in the team in three weeks, certainly four.

"Shola will be fit in a week's time, Dyer has done very well for us, Alan has done very well for us, and we still have Carl Cort and LuaLua flew off to the Congo yesterday."

Newcastle held their nerve at this time last year to snatch Leeds defender Jonathan Woodgate for £9m with the transfer window about to close. Sources close to the club suggest they may do the same again.