Transfer news: Arsenal target Julio Cesar to stay at Queens Park Rangers, says Luiz Felipe Scolari
Brazil head coach claims the goalkeeper has told him he will stay at QPR
Arsenal target Julio Cesar will stay at Queens Park Rangers this season, according to Brazil head coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari.
With Cesar on a reported £75,000 per week at Loftus Road, the Championship club were expected to offload the goalkeeper over the summer but the former Chelsea manager says the player has told him he will remain at Loftus Road and Scolari insists that playing in the second tier will not damage his hopes of playing for Brazil at next year’s World Cup. Cesar signed for the club on a four-year contract from Internazionale last August.
“Julio has resolved his matters with the club. Hypothetically, we know where he will play this season,” Scolari said in a press conference to announce his squad to face Australia and Portugal in friendlies next month.
“We’ve talked to him, reaffirmed our trust in him during this week after we talked to his club. We have called him up again because by the end of the transfer window, his situation will be resolved, with him staying on with QPR.”
“After that it will be up to his manager to play him or not.”
The 33-year-old, who won the Champions League in 2010 with Inter, had betting suspended by one bookmaker last month on a move to the Emirates Stadium this summer.
Latest in Sport
Paul Scholes: Manchester United vs Liverpool - I don't understand why Brendan Rodgers was not more attacking against Basel
Jesus Christ plays for Chelsea - that's what one in five children thinks
Transfer Talk: Nemanja Vidic to return to Manchester United; Hazard to leave Chelsea; Sunderland want Radamel Falcao
Frank Warren column: Don't bet on Amir Khan landing pay day against Floyd Mayweather
Manchester United transfer news: Kevin Strootman move edges closer
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West