Carlisle still keen on Kuqi
Carlisle boss Greg Abbott has confirmed he remains interested in signing Finland striker Shefki Kuqi.
Last Updated: 31/07/11 3:02pm
Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott has confirmed he remains interested in signing veteran Finland striker Shefki Kuqi on a free transfer.
Kuqi is still searching for a new club after he was released by Newcastle United at the end of last season following the end of his short-term contract.
Reports suggest the 34-year-old is trying to secure a deal with a Championship club, but Abbott is not giving up hope of persuading Kuqi to drop down to League One if he is prepared to discuss a move to Brunton Park.
"If Shefki decided he wanted to play in League One, we would be mad to say we weren't interested," Abbott told the Sunday Sun.
"But all of this is in Shefki's hands.
"He's a good sort of person and if he became available and indicated that he wanted to come to us, we would love to speak to him.
"Nothing is imminent at the moment and I can't say there's been any serious sort of discussions.
"The decision on where he wants to play next year is entirely in his hands."