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Samba Star Linked To City Again



Brazilian centre forward, Luis Fabiano has alerted Chelsea and Manchester City after admitting that a move to the Premier League would be very tempting. The 29 year old is rumoured to be open to a move away from Sevilla. He is valued at around 25m and has a 26m release clause on his contract, which expires in 2 years time. He has already admitted this will probably be his last season in Spain as he is ready for a new challenge.

City apparently showed some interest in signing him in the summer but were unable to clinch a deal. He looked set on a move to AC Milan but it fell through as they were not willing to shell out the 25m asking price. Carlo Ancelotti is rumoured to also be in the chase for the striker but the purchase would almost empty his transfer kitty.

Here is what Fabiano said yesterday to www.sport.co.uk:

'I am satisfied with my season at Sevilla but I always want more success. The situation in La Liga and Champions League has been good.'

'That is why I want to concentrate on my work with Sevilla and not think about rumours from other clubs and interest from Italy and England. Maybe that is something for the future, but now I'm focused on Brazil.'


Fabiano is a great player and was a crucial part of Brazil's triumph in the Confederations Cup in the summer. He is powerful, quick, good in the air and has an eye for goal. Just what you want in a striker. I think he is possibly the most under-rated striker in Europe alongside Miroslav Klose. You may argue that City already have an abundance of strikers but the one thing lacking up front is a prolific goalscorer - He has 10 goals this season from 13 appearances and managed to notch up a very impressive 34 goals in 07/08.

The only thing holding me back on the purchase would be that he would have to adapt to the Premier League. As we all know, Hughes is targeting players with Premier League experience so they can immediately fit in. However, I think he could cope and in my opinion, he is well worth the gamble.






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Date:Friday November 13 2009

Time: 7:15PM

Your Comments

Phew...thought the article was going to be on our big man Chris Samba...
sasman
Don't think so - we had our 'pockets' picked with 'Jo'.
Thaibluefan
Very good player and if for some strange reason Hughes decides we need another striker he would be the ideal signing.
bluesnozza
I reckon he's going to go for a striker this January. Repeated injuries and the African Nations Cup could swing it. I'd have held on to Bojinov.
Johnny Baguette
I dont know how many more strikers u can accomodate but I would have thought that Defence men are whats required at the mo?
Mix26
We have a standard 5 strikers, mix26. And one ready to offload. That's Benjani. Otherwise, it's: Tevez, Adebayor, Bellamy, Santa Cruz and Robinho.
Johnny Baguette
Who writes this drivel, Chelsea???? Transfer Embargo????
TeddyLyon
Top player but I doubt that he will be arriving anytime soon at City as he doesn't fit in with Hughes's recent recruitment policy for one thing as he hasn't played in England.
Kevinho
 

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