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Friday, January 25, 2008
Sevilla warn clubs off 44million Luis Fabiano

It would take a bid of over 44million to prise star striker Luis Fabiano away from Sevilla, according to club president Jose Maria del Nido.

The Brazil international has been linked with a move to Manchester City this week, with the player quoted as saying talks were at an 'advanced' stage.

Yesterday, the 27-year-old revealed he was keen to stay at the two-time reigning UEFA Cup holders until the end of the season, but it now appears that is not his choice to make.

Del Nido told the club's website: 'I will try to be as clear as possible.

'Luis Fabiano has a fixed contract with Sevilla. A week ago we had meetings to discuss this matter, but Sevilla owns 100% of the player.

'There is no possibility that he will abandon Sevilla.

'We are in discussions about his next contract and we have decided a number of years and it only remains for us to discuss his wage.'

Del Nido warned interested parties to deal with the club and not go directly to the player or his representatives.

'The footballer's rights are owned 100% by Sevilla and if a club wants to make an offer it only has to deal with Sevilla,' he said.

'In no way will Luis Fabiano leave, only if the club receives an offer of over 60million euros.

'The only person who has authority to speak on this matter is me - not his representative or the player.'

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