Manager Greg Abbott has confirmed he wants the Finland striker - who spent the final four months of last season at Newcastle.
Up in arms: Kuqi (right) says he has offers from Championship clubs
But Kuqi told Sportsmail on Friday: 'I won't be joining Carlisle, I've not even spoken to them. I'm in talks with a number of Championship clubs.'
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