Steed and buried

Last updated : 05 August 2005 By Marc Higginson
CITY boss Stuart Pearce has failed to land Fulham midfielder Steed Malbranque after upping his bid to £5m.

Pyscho issued a 'take it or leave it' ultimatum but the player himself said he wanted to stay with Chris Coleman's men.

The 25-year-old Frenchman was brought to England from Lens for £5m four years ago.

Pearce now has just one week if he wants to sign somebody in time for the opening game of the season against West Brom.