Reports that the career of Steed Malbranque was coming to an end so he could care for his cancer stricken son appear to be completely false.
It has been reported that the former Fulham, Spurs and Sunderland midfielder had left his new club St Etienne so he could care for his 15 year old son who had been diagnosed with cancer.
In a statement released by his lawyers they said “Steed has read with concern the recent stories currently circulating about him and his family.
“He would like to reassure all of his friends in England and throughout world football that these stories are wholly without foundation.
“Steed does not have a son and his immediate family are all in good health. Steed does not know the origin of these stories but would like to stress that they are without merit.
“He trusts that they will now cease immediately.”