Lastuvka wants to stay
By Vasek Kadlec
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Premiership target Jan Lastuvka says he is keen to remain with Shakhtar Donetsk.Czech goalkeeper Jan Lastuvka says he is keen to remain with Shakhtar Donetsk after the Ukrainian side claimed their domestic title.
Donetsk saw off the challenge of Dinamo Kiev to take the Ukrainian crown under the stewardship of disciplinarian coach Mircea Lucescu.
After winning the title the players and staff alike have been hailed as heroes in their home town and for the moment the number one is content to enjoy his second league title in two years after claiming the Czech crown with Banik Ostrava in 2004.
The 23-year-old has enjoyed an impressive year with Shakhtar, and his agent has previously revealed that top Premiership clubs are tracking his client - with both Fulham, Arsenal and Middlesbrough thought to hold a strong interest.
Lastuvka acknowledged that he has been the subject of interest from foreign clubs, although stated that he is not looking to leave his current surroundings.
"I don't want to leave at any price, I am happy here," Lastuvka told Pravo.
"Of course it would be hard to bear up against offers from such prestigious clubs.
"I'm not looking to resolve [my future] now, I want to enjoy the celebrations.
"We really deserve the title after working hard all year.
"But I won't hide it, I have heard of some interest from abroad but I have no specific offer on the desk.
"When we returned to Donetsk from the match at Odessa, at the square there were thousands of people hailing us."
Shakhtar owner Rinat Achmetov could be keen on bringing in Dimitar Ivankov from Levski Sofia if Lastuvka leaves, and is also reputedly keen on Galatasaray defender Rigobert Song.