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Scharner rejects Bruce reunion and snubs 6m Sunderland move
Published : 09 Jun 2009 02:28:25Rss feed
Paul Scharner has snubbed former boss Steve Bruce by refusing a £6million deal to follow him to Sunderland despite declaring his aim to quit Wigan. The Austrian international centre-back, 29, is under contract for two more years and claims interest from Fulham, Tottenham, Everton and Aston Villa. But he insists joining Sunderland would be a backward step. He said: 'I have decided that I want to change clubs. 'My fee is £6m, and there has been interest from clubs in England and Germany. 'It was a big surprise when Steve Bruce left Wigan. But I can't see myself joining Sunderland. 'They are certainly not an improvement on Wigan. Besides, I did not get on too well with Bruce's style of play.'