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Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Diego Maradona jnr. (again)

Dunfermline have pulled the plug on plans to sign Argentina legend Diego Maradona's 17-year-old son. Diego junior, who is currently with his father's old club Napoli, spent time on trial at East End Park earlier in the month. An offer was then made to the youngster, who is now back in Italy, but this has now been rejected.

Dunfermline director of football Jim Leishman said: "We made an offer that we thought was fair for a 17-year-old laddie who has not played for the first team but they thought it derisory so we are not going to pursue it now." Leishman also insisted no contact had been made by Aberdeen over striker Craig Brewster. Dons boss Jimmy Calderwood, who is looking for a frontman, has admitted he is still an admirer of the 38-year-old despite his age. But Leishman insisted: "They have not spoken to Dunfermline and they would have to because he is a valuable contracted player for us."

Meanwhile, Pars boss Davie Hay is set to run the rule over two Italian trialists on the forthcoming tour of Holland. One is a striker (Enzo Catania) and the other a left-sided midfielder

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