Reds miss out on Chelsea star

Liverpool have missed out on signing Republic Of Ireland left winger Damien Duff from Chelsea, with the former Blackburn star opting for a move to Glen Roeder’s Newcastle United.

As the story over Duff’s future developed over Friday, it was reported that Chelsea had given permission to Liverpool, Tottenham and Newcastle to talk to Duff over a potential £7million move from Stamford Bridge.

But a statement on Newcastle‘s official web site tonight reveals, The board of Newcastle United PLC are pleased to announce that contracts have been exchanged with Chelsea Football Club for the transfer of Damien Duff.

“The player, having agreed terms, is currently undergoing a medical.

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