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Fred calls off plans to remain in Europe

Lyon striker Fred has ruled out a return to Brazil because he wants to stay in Europe.

The 25-year-old Brazil international has been told by Les Gones he is free to leave and had revealed he had opened talks with Palmeiras and Fluminese. But he has now changed his mind and believes he will sign for another European club.

Fred told globoesporte: "I have contacts with Palmeiras and Fluminense. Palmeiras made me an offer, but they did not continue the negotiations.

"But I think it will be difficult to return to Brazil. I received good things from Europe. When Lyon decided to release me, my brother (Rodrigo Chaves, also Fred's agent) started to hear new proposals.

"We have some things on the right track, but nothing official yet."

There is still the possibility Fred may remain with Lyon, for whom he has scored 34 goals since moving from Cruzeiro in 2005, but relations have clearly broken down.

"If nothing good appears, sadly I will have to see out my contract with Lyon. But the best for me would be to leave now," he added on Arena Sport TV.

"I do not know if Lyon are going to ask for a lot of money to let me go, but I can sign a pre-contract (with another team).

"If they (Lyon) want a lot of money I will demand everything they owe me.

"But I am confident that everything will be settled because they will not want me to sign a pre-contract and remain here receiving my salary without playing and also committed with another team."


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