Home calling for Cicinho
Roma right-wingback Cicinho has insisted that while he is flattered by Barcelona's reported interest, he is seeking a return to Brazil. Speculation is rife that Barça are set to make a €10m offer for the 29-year-old, who is under contract at I Giallorossi until 2012.
However, Cicinho has revealed he has been looking to move back to his homeland since joining Roma two years ago from Real Madrid. "I came to know about Barcelona's interest through the press," Cicinho told Globo's official website. "No official offer has been made to me.
"It's normal that I'm happy that a great club like Barça is interested in me. But my own wish at the moment is to return to Brazil.
"I don't feel happy in Europe and I've been trying to do this for two years, I've also spoken several times to (Sao Paolo president) Juvenal Juvencio, but Roma won't release me."
Cicinho has not ruled out a move to Camp Nou completely, however. "As I said, I have not been contacted at all by Barcelona and I am continuing working hard and dedicating myself to the maximum in Roma," he added.
"I don't have an agent but a friend who looks after my business. I've not talked to him yet. It's obvious that if Barcelona's offer suits everyone, it would make me happy also.
"At the moment I'm concentrating on rehabilitation and I'm trying not to listen to all the speculation about me."