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Thursday, January 24, 2008
Sevilla's Fabiano in no hurry to quit club

Striker Luis Fabiano wants to remain at Sevilla for at least the rest of the season despite reports of a possible transfer window move to Manchester City.

Luis Fabiano was quoted as telling the Brazilian media earlier this week that negotiations with an English team were at an 'advanced' stage and that it was a big opportunity for him.

The in-form Brazil international confirmed today that several clubs were interested in him and claimed that Manchester City had made an offer, but he also insisted that he did not want to leave Sevilla at this stage of the campaign.

'At no point have I said that I want to leave Sevilla. The possibility exists, but I would like to finish the season (here),' he said on Sevilla's official website.

'There have been offers but I do not want to think about them at this time, I want to continue working. I am very happy and I do not want to leave Sevilla in the middle of the season.'

Spanish media have been reporting that Manchester City, Liverpool and Everton are among those interested in signing the striker, who is the joint-leading goalscorer in La Liga this season with 13.

The situation is not clear-cut though, with 65% of Luis Fabiano's rights being held by an investment group and the Brazilian admitted that a move during the current transfer window was not out of the question.

'We cannot discount anything because the group want to sell their stake and they have every right in the world to do it. We are talking to see what we can do. I will try to do everything I can to continue at Sevilla,' explained the striker.

'At no point have Sevilla said that they could equal the offer. Now I am hoping to see what Sevilla are going to do to help me. The offer is of 12million (euros) from Manchester City.

'I am fine, I do not have any reason to leave now. I am playing and I do not want to go in the middle of the season.

'At the end of the season I will have a year left on my contract and if the group do not sell now they will want to do it in the summer.'




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