CASH-STRAPPED Newcastle United boss Bobby Robson looks set to miss out on a £200,000 windfall from the deal which took Paul Dalglish to Norwich City.

Every penny counts for Robson, who is stepping up his interest in Tenerife's Argentinian star Pablo Paz after Saturday's sickening 2-1 home defeat by derby rivals Sunderland.

United are understood to be hoping to strike a £1.5m deal for the defender-cum-midfielder, who is rated at £1m more by his club.

But Robson's hopes of boosting his meagre fighting fund with cash from the Dalglish deal appear remote.

Dalglish, son of former Newcastle boss Kenny, is surplus to requirements at Norwich 18 months after being sold by Ruud Gullit.

The Canaries paid an initial £300,000, but Newcastle negotiated a clause which entitles them to a further £200,000 once Dalglish has made 50 first-team appearances.

The 23-year-old striker is currently on 38, but with Bury and Cardiff both showing interest, Norwich boss Bryan Hamilton is set to put aside his friendship with one-time Ipswich mentor Robson, and deny Newcastle the full benefits of Dalglish's move from St. James' Park.

Meanwhile, Newcastle skipper Alan Shearer has vowed to wipe away the bitter memory of his crucial penalty failure in the defeat by Sunderland.

Danish keeper Thomas Sorensen saved Shearer's 83rd-minute spot-kick to secure victory for the Wearsiders.

But Shearer will step up in a bid to make amends if the Magpies win a penalty in Sunday's home game against Liverpool.

He said: "Hopefully I'll score some goals to help erase the memory of my penalty miss.

"I wish we were playing today, but I've got to wait until Sunday to get it out of my system.

"I hit the penalty against Sunderland well enough, but the keeper got down well to save it.

"But if we get a penalty against Liverpool, I will take it.''

l Former Newcastle player Rob McDonald has been sacked as coach of struggling Dutch First Division outfit De Graafschap.