Despite the Ronnie playing the big card, claiming that a deal for Norwegian playmaker Per Cikijan Skjelbred was practically past the post. Having made similar claims for the likes of Brett Emerton and Peter Lovenkrands it`s well known to take it all with a pinch of salt. Skjelbred`s agent, Andreas Ekker said:
'I have heard absolutely nothing from Newcastle. I don't know where this is taken from as I haven't spoken to Newcastle at all.'