Rossi set to snub Rubin
Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi looks set to stay with the Yellow Submarine until the summer.
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 28/11/09 1:54pm
Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi looks set to stay with the Yellow Submarine until the summer transfer window.
The Italy international has been linked with a move away from the Spanish club in January, with Russian side Rubin Kazan reportedly in the frame, but his agent Andrea Pastorello played down any transfer.
Pastorello stated that a move to Russia would not help Rossi's chance of making the Azzurri squad for next year's World Cup, although he did hint that the attacker may decide to leave for an Italian or another Spanish side.
"A move to Russia does not seem a good choice at this point in his career, for the decision of Lippi (Italy coach Marcello) for the World Cup," the agent told tuttomercatoweb.
"Back in Italy? Maybe if there was an opportunity, and the same applies to other situations in Spain.
"At this moment we have no contact with Italian teams. Last summer there was a conversation he had with Juventus describing the situation of Trezeguet.
"There had been talk of a possible exchange with Rossi but the salary of Trezeguet was a problem for a team like Villarreal.
"I think Rossi will stay at Villarreal in January. Players of this type usually move in the summer market."