Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce has played down interest in Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen.

He told the Evening Chronicle: "With Oba Martins, Michael Owen, Mark Viduka, Alan Smith and Shola Ameobi, we are well blessed for strikers. In any case, I had Eidur with me at Bolton Wanderers and he will decide whether he leaves Barcelona, not the coach Frank Rijkaard."