ANDY COLE is facing more time out of the Manchester United set-up because manager Alex Ferguson believes he is still not fit enough to join the first team squad after his bout of pneumonia. Cole's comeback has been held up by two reserve games being called off and, while he is doing double training sessions, he did not face Leeds United last Saturday and stayed at home as the Red Devils took on Juventus in Turin in the European Champions' League match on Wednesday, where they lost 1-0. Spurs skipper GARY MABBUTT has undergone surgery to have a metal pin inserted in the left leg he fractured on the opening day of the season. An X-ray revealed that 35-year-old Mabbutt needed further surgery to allow the fractured bone to heal properly and it means his original estimate of being back in the game before Christmas is now delayed. But the inspirational centre-back, whose career was threatened by a clash with John Fashanu that left him with severe facial injuries two seasons ago, insisted: 'I'm still determined to play again this season.' The setback, however, could prompt Spurs to increase their GBP2.5 million bid to sign West Ham's Croat centre back SLAVEN BILIC, who has been offered a year's extension of his three-year contract at Upton Park in an effort to keep him. Spurs manager Gerry Francis said: 'I never talk about players who are under contract to other clubs but we made several bids for new players, even before all the injuries we've had this season, and had them rejected.' Southampton have expressed interest in Everton's unwanted midfielder VINNY SAMWAYS. The Merseysiders are looking for a fee in the region of GBP1 million for the 27-year-old midfielder, who cost the club GBP2.2 million when he signed from Tottenham in 1994. Samways has rarely figured in the first team plans of current boss Joe Royle and last season had loan spells at Wolves and Birmingham. Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan has dismissed rumours that unsettled French winger DAVID GINOLA will be allowed to leave the club. The flamboyant Frenchman was linked with moves to Arsenal and Barcelona during the summer and this season he has complained that his role has become more defensive. But Keegan insists that Ginola, who joined Newcastle from Paris St Germain for GBP2.5 million in the summer of 1995, is staying. 'I could have sold him in the summer, everyone knows that, but I didn't buy David Ginola to make a profit,' Keegan said. 'I like him and I think he will adjust to English football better in his second season. 'He's a fantastic talent and it's just a case of harnessing his talent into the team.' Leicester have offered former West Ham and Celtic midfielder STUART SLATER the chance to revive his Premiership career. The 27-year-old Slater has been released by Ipswich - and Leicester manager Martin O'Neill said: 'We have offered him the chance to come here so we can have a look at him.' Slater will make a decision when he has recovered from an Achilles tendon injury. Meanwhile, Leicester's Swedish defender PONTUS KAAMARK is set for an amazing comeback. The 27-year-old full-back has been out of action since January after rupturing knee ligaments in only his second game for the club but has made an incredible recovery. He said: 'My knee has healed completely and feels very strong but I do not have my full speed.' Kaamark came through a specially-arranged friendly against Aston Villa in midweek and could now be thrown straight in against Liverpool at Filbert Street on Sunday. O'Neill said: 'Having him back will be a great boost.' VINNY JONES'S 12 dismissals will not prompt special action from the Football Association but there is an open invitation for him to make a formal complaint out of his allegation that Tottenham's Darren Anderton spat in his face and provoked him into retaliation during Wimbledon's stormy Premiership match with Spurs at Selhurst Park. An FA spokesman said: 'Unless the referee's report shows up something new, he will just serve the suspension in the normal way laid down in the rules. As for the alleged spitting incident, we can only act if there is a formal complaint made.' Anderton has admitted that he spat - but only to clear his throat and not at Jones. 'I spat and it hit his shorts,' Anderton said. 'You would need to be mad to spit in the face of Vinny Jones. Spitting at other players is dreadful.' Wimbledon have confirmed they will 'listen to offers' for the out-of-favour DEAN HOLDSWORTH and OYVIND LEONHARDSEN.