Riise deal not dead yet

Last updated : 09 January 2003 By Michael Morris
Speaking to the Western Mail last night Lennie said

"The deal is not done and dusted because it stalled at the last minute. We're hopeful of a favourable out-come. We still hope to bring the player to Cardiff."

Lennie has spoken further today on the deal which last night appeared to have fallen through after a problem arose over Riise's former club Aalesund demanding a fee for the out of contract player.

Lennie is waiting for a fax from the Norweigian FA to say whether he needs to pay for the young midfielder. Lennie wants him for free, if a fee is demanded then the transfer would appear to be off.

More news when available.