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23 Aug 2011 14:30:13

Senegal hot-shot Cisse desperate to leave Freiburg

Hot-shot Senegal striker Papiss Cisse said Tuesday he is desperate to leave German league side Freiburg with the transfer window set to close on August 31.

The 26-year-old has already scored four of Freiburg's six goals in three league games this season and netted 22 goals in 32 league games last term, but says he is now desperate to play for a more successful club.

With a price tag of 15 million euros, Cisse will not come cheap and reports Bayern Munich are interested in signing him were confirmed as a hoax on Tuesday.

"I want to leave, but no-one has responded yet," he told German radio station SWR.

"I hope that this happens before August 31, I want to try to play at a different level."

The Senegal international is under contract until 2014 and Freiburg are in no hurry to sell their main goal-scorer who has hit 32 goals in 51 games since joining them in 2010 from French side Metz.

Cisse's tally of 22 goals last season is all the more impressive as it is just over half of the 41 Freiburg scored in their entire league campaign.

"We haven't received an adequate offer for Papiss, so we are not really looking at this as a serious issue," Freiburg's director of sport Dirk Dufner told SID, an AFP subsidiary.

"And if we get made an offer in the next few days, that doesn't mean we will let him go, but I wouldn't rule it out."

Freiburg chairman Fritz Keller says he has no problems with Cisse trying to seek a transfer elsewhere -- as long as he keeps scoring goals.

"We are all still pretty calm, the boy has been doing a little in-house advertising, that's legitimate," said Keller.

"As long as he is scoring goals for us, then things are all very well."


AFP

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