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Manchester United Lead Chase for Perfect £22m Rooney Strike Partner: Brazilian Luis Fabiano Issues Come and Get Me Plea

Samba star wants Old Trafford move.

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Sevilla’s Brazil striker Luis Fabiano has stated his hope of securing a move to either Manchester United or AC Milan this summer.

The 29-year-old has recently been the subject of interest from Tottenham Hotspur, but Fabiano is set to snub Spurs.

He told the Daily Star Sunday: “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 honours from the first season.

“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.

“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. (Independent)

Given the upheaval going on at the San Siro and the only recently appointed AC Milan boss it would seem that Luis Fabiano’s desire to join Manchester United is a more likely destination. Many will point to the lack of money at Old Trafford but it seems highly unlikely that is Sir Alex Ferguson demanded some cash for additions to his squad that they would dare turn the Scot down, after all the club pocketed £80m for Cristiano Ronaldo one year ago and since then the club has only spent around £19m on Luis Antonio Valencia and Gabriel Obertan.

There is no doubt that the Premier League side would benefit the addition of a player like Luis Fabiano and in many ways the attributes the Brazilian has to offer would complement Wayne Rooney perfectly. The Sevilla man is a strong target man who is prolific, these are skills almost the complete opposite of Dimitar Berbatov, a player who is still yet to prove himself at the club and who could well find himself heading for the Old Trafford exit.

Given the unequivocal statements made by the 29 year old it seems that any move made to sign the former Porto and Sao Paulo man would probably be successful so its all about whether Sir Alex feels that such a move is worth speaking to the Glazers about investing in.


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