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Wolfsburg rule out Grafite sale

August 2, 2010

Wolfsburg have ruled out a sale of Brazilian striker Grafite after having already declared Edin Dzeko and Zvjezdan Misimovic not for sale at any price.

GettyImagesGrafite is set to stay at Wolfsburg

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Grafite, who was the Bundesliga's top goalscorer in 2009, was reportedly attracting interest from Rubin Kazan, who have already signed Obafemi Martins from the 2009 Bundesliga champions.

However, Wolfsburg's managing director, Dieter Hoeness, told Kicker magazine that "the issue has been dealt with" and that the player would be staying put.

Hoeness recently ruled out the sale of Dzeko and Misimovic and warned interested clubs off the pair to avoid any unnecessary speculation which could divert their attention from preparing for the upcoming Bundesliga season.

New Wolfsburg coach Steve McClaren is keen to keep as many of the players who won the Bundesliga with the club as possible and has hinted that Grafite has a leading role to play in his side.