Rover close to defender signing

Last updated : 06 January 2003 By FootyMAD

Souness confirmed: "It's no secret we have been looking for a left-back for some time and Philippe has come to our attention.

"He watched our win at Villa and we have been negotiating with him.

"We are confident."

Leonard has flown back to Monaco to discuss the move with his family and will give Rovers a decision in the next few days.