Fluminense Plan To Knock Back Bids For Brazilian International Striker Fred

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Brazilians aim to keep star striker.

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Fluminense have said that they will reject any bids for star striker Fred that happens to come their way after interest in his signature from Europe intensified, Sky Sports reports.

The 29-year-old returned to Brazil in 2009 after a semi successful spell with Lyon in France and this summer has been linked with moves to Manchester City and Turkish club Trabzonspor.

Fred has seen his stock rise over the past month after his fine form during Brazil’s Confederations Cup Victory that saw him finish the campaign as top scorer with five goals, which has led to clubs all across Europe to take a closer look.

However, it is no longer likely that City will be in the running for his signature having already added Stevan Jovetic from Fiorentina and Alvaro Negredo of Sevilla, though the Turkish side are still said to be keen on adding him to their line up as they continue to build a side capable of challenging Galatasaray and Fenerbahce.

But Fluminense are hoping to fend off all interest in the player whose 20 goals helped them to secure their fourth national title in November of last year.

“Nothing has come to us and Fred’s buyout fee is high,” said Fluminense director of football Rodrigo Caetano.

“He is a very important player for the club and we are calm. If it’s up to the board, he will only leave Fluminense one day if he wants to.”

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