Scharner rules out Sunderland

10 June 2009 07:48
Wigan Athletic's Paul Scharner has dismissed the idea of following former Latics boss Steve Bruce to Sunderland this summer. The versatile 29-year-old Austria international is expected to leave Wigan in the next few months, with a number of clubs both in England and elsewhere showing an interest. Scharner confirmed: "I have decided I want to change clubs. "My fee is £6million and there has been interest from clubs in England and Germany, but I would prefer to stay in England. "Tottenham, Everton and Fulham are interested in me, just like Hertha Berlin and Hamburg. "It was a big surprise when Steve Bruce left Wigan, but I cannot 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."

Source: ESA