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Samp star to snub United

19 Jun 2007 - 11:27:41

Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella insists he wants to remain in Italy even though the 24-year-old claims Manchester United made an improved offer to secure his services last week.

United were reported to have bid £10million for the former Torino star who has also been linked with a host of Serie A clubs.

"It seems a serious offer, they have raised it and it is a significant figure," Quagliarella told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Manchester United are a big deal and if it ended up going that way, I would gladly join the Premier League. It is a fascinating and beautiful competition.

"But I am really happy at Sampdoria.

"I would prefer to remain in Italy, having continuity and having the trust of (Italy coach Roberto) Donadoni."

Quagliarella won his first international cap earlier in this year when he came on as a substitute in the Euro 2008 qualifying victory against Scotland and also played against Faroe Islands and Lithuania earlier this month.


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