Fabuloso declares Sevilla devotion
Luis Fabiano has insisted he will be staying at Sevilla, despite continued talk of a possible move to either Italy or England this summer. The Brazil forward has been linked to AC Milan and Tottenham Hotspur, but has reiterated that he is staying put.
"My future is with Sevilla," O Fabuloso told AS. "I have never thought about leaving this year. I have had some offers, but I never considered leaving Sevilla. What came out in the press during the World Cup did not come out of my mouth," he added, in reference to quotes attributed to the player which claimed he wanted a move.
And Luis Fabiano striker is adamant he will sign a new contract to remain at Sevilla. "We have spoken, but at the moment we are thinking about the games ahead," he explained.
"We will talk later, I think. As I have a good relationship with the club, I'm not worried. With calm, I will renew with Sevilla."
Milan have reportedly been interested in signing the 29-year-old for the last two years, but the player stated he gave up waiting for I Rossoneri to move in.
"I have forgotten about Milan," he said. "From my point of view, they didn't come in seriously for me. They promised a lot of things, but they didn't fulfil those promises. It's a great club, but that's in the past."
Luis Fabiano's compatriot and good friend Adriano Correia recently became the third Sevilla player to sign for Barcelona, following the departures of Dani Alves and Seydou Keita two years ago, but the former Sao Paulo goal-getter insisted he is not envious.
"I am happy for Adriano, he is like a brother to me," said the man who won the adidas Golden Boot at the FIFA Confederation's Cup South Africa 2009. "But I'm very happy with my career, and I have to be grateful to Sevilla for the best moments of my life."
Like last season, the forthcoming battle for La Liga glory looks set to be a two-horse race between Barcelona and Real Madrid. Luis Fabiano, however, believes Sevilla can also challenge.
"We're ambitious," he declared. "We have got very good players and we want to do something big - my message is that Sevilla will be an alternative to Real Madrid and Barcelona."