Manchester City target set for Fluminense stay

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Fluminense's director of football Rodrigo Caetano has cooled media speculation linking Brazilian striker Fred with a move to the Premier League.

The striker was the star of the show as Brazil thumped Spain 3-0 in the Confederations Cup final as he scored twice in Rio De Janiero.

This form has sparked further transfer speculation linking him with a move to Manchester City this summer, as newly appointed manager Manuel Pellegrini looks for a striker to prelace Juventus-bound Carlos Tevez. 

And with striking options looking limited, it appears that a star-striker is a high priority on Manuel Pellegrini's list of to-do's. Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko are Manchester City's only remaining first-team strikers, and Pellegrini will want to add another name to their squad as they look to challenge for the Premier League once again next season. 

But despite all of the transfer speculation linking Fred with a move away from Fluminese this summer, club president Rodrigo Caetano remains adamant that he will not leave the Maracana any time soon. 

Speaking to ESPN Brazil, Caetano said: "Fred is under contract with Fluminese, he is very happy at the club and we are very satisfied with him." 

And Fred himself conceded that a move away from Fluminese looks unlikely, unless a massive offer is submitted. 

"I am doing great at Fluminese and I will only leave the club if there is a really great offer," Fred told Brazilian reporters recently. 


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