MONDAY SHORT CORNERS – INTERNATIONAL SOCCER NEWS, NOTES AND RUMORS

MONDAY SHORT CORNERS – INTERNATIONAL SOCCER NEWS, NOTES AND RUMORS

FABIANO LOOKS TO MAN U AND MILAN

Luis Fabiano has already netted twice for Brazil in the 2010 World Cup, but the Seville striker has made it known he is looking to leave Sevilla for a big club with a chance at some silverware, and he wants it all to happen rather quickly.

“As soon as the World Cup is over I will make a quick decision on my future – and while it is going on I hope Sevilla can open discussions.” Fabiano told the Daily Star Sunday. “I have enjoyed my time here but I now need to be at a giant.”

“I have a real chance of winning a World Cup here in South Africa, and that is what I must stay focused on even though I know my future has to be sorted soon. I have made it clear that I will not be signing a new contract with Sevilla and at 29 I now need to join a club where I can start challenging for the highest honors from the first season.

“The choice will come down to Manchester United and AC Milan. That is the sort of team I want to be signing for, one of the true giants of Europe. I think the way Manchester United play football is very attractive, I must be honest and say Premier League football attracts me and also the way Manchester United play football attracts me.”

“You think about being Wayne Rooney’s strike partner and that is very attractive for any striker. I think the style of Premier League football suits me and I think I could score goals and be very successful there. Their coach is a winner, their players are winners and they are one of the few teams in Europe challenging for the top honors season after season.”

The Brazilian also made clear the type of club he won’t be playing for.

“I have heard Tottenham Hotspur made an inquiry about me but, with all respect, that is not somewhere I am going to be able to win the Premier League or the European Cup in the next three or four years.

“There would be no point in me joining Tottenham. I might as well stay at Sevilla, as it’s the same thing. Sevilla are actually bigger when you look at how much we have been in the European Cup, so there would be no point me moving to a smaller team.

DESCHAMPES TO SNUB LIVERPOOL

The Liverpool manager saga gets muddier every day. Last we heard Roy Hodgson was leaving South Africa to return to England where he would be formally introduced as the Red’s new manager.

Just days later, Marsailles manager Didier Deschamps looks to have taken himself out of the running for the Liverpool job.

The former French World Cup winner won the Ligue 1 title last season and says he has no desire to leave Stade Velodrome.

Regarding a new contract at Marsailles Deschamps told La Provence “We have held discussions. I am happy at Marseille. I am not there for just one year. A coach must be there for the long haul, and that is my wish.”

CASILLAS IS WOOED BY BOTH RED AND BLUE SIDES ON MANCHESTER

Iker Casillas, who has spent his entire career at Real Madrid may be losing his place under the teams new management.

Jose Mourinho, the new boss at the Bernabeu is rumored to have his eyes on a new goalkeeper, and that rumor has ignited offers from both Manchester Premier League sides.

Casillias, currently in South Africa with Spain at the World Cup, has said he has no interest in leaving Madrid, but would consider offers from clubs.

“I am aware of the interest of both Manchester United and City,” he told Daily Star Sunday. “I’m always flattered whenever another club shows interest in my qualities as a goalkeeper. I have been at Real Madrid all my career and I still enjoy going to training every day.

“But we all know how uncertain things are in football. I’m not going to say never. Right now Madrid would have to kick me out of the club before I consider a move. Who knows what will happen, though, if a big money offer comes in.”

SPURS IN FOR PALERMO KJAER PACKAGE

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini said that Tottenham Hotspur have contacted the Serie A club about signing Denmark defender Simon Kjaer as well as Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani for a combined fee of $42 million.

“The interest from Tottenham in Cavani and Kjaer is real,” Zamparini said. “Negotiations are taking place and the total price for them both would be about €35 million.”

The 21-year-old Kjaer, who stated last week that he would like to remain in Italy, is rumored to be a target for Manchester City and reports out of Germany allude to an $18 million offer being made by Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.

23-year-old Cavani also wants to stay in Italy, telling Gazzetta dello Sport last week that he hoped for a move to Inter Milan.

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