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Fluminense striker Fred revealed he is committed to his current club and eager to stay in homeland, insisting he will not move to Manchester City.
Fred has emerged as a top target for the Citizens after his impressive performances for the national side at the Confederations Cup, where he netted five times to finish joint top-scorer with Fernando Torres.
The 29-year-old also made his mark playing in Serie A for the Brazilian outfit where he scored 20 goals in the domestic season to establish himself as one of the top forwards in the country.
New City boss Manuel Pellegrini is looking to try and draft in a new forward to join the ranks of the Etihad side following the departures of Carlos Tevez to Juventus and Mario Balotelli – who left in January – to AC Milan.
The Premier League side have been left short of options in attack with just Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko remaining and the Chilean was hopeful that he could add the Confederations Cup winner to the ranks.
Fluminense’s director of football ruled out the sale of Fred last week but the former Lyon man has also now made his ambitions clear and he is happy to stay put.
Fred said: “Only God knows what He has planned for each person, but right now I don’t see myself leaving Fluminense.
“I have a long contract [with Fluminense] and my intention is to see it out.”