KALLSTROM KNOWS NOTHING OF TOWN INTEREST
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
SWEDISH starlet Kim Kallstrom has told planetfootball.com that he knows nothing of Ipswich Town's supposed interest in him.
The 19-year-old Hacken star has been linked with a move to Suffolk, but the youngster has told planetfootball that he knows nothing of this.
"No nothing, I have not heard nothing about this," he said.
"It is not a problem for me talking about this, because I have not heard anything."
Kallstrom also said that if he did move, he was not bothered about where it was.
"I have no preference about where I am going, I am just concentrating on my future.
"I like any club that wants me and that is enough for me."
The youngster admitted that a place in Sweden's World Cup squad was his current dream.
"It is an ambition for me to get in the World Cup squad, but at the moment that's all it is an ambition.
"And No, I don't think I have to move to get into it, staying in Hacken would not be a problem for me."
Planetfootball, however, can reveal that Hacken are talking to Dutch sides Heerenveen and Feyenoord over the proposed sale of Kallstrom and chairman Ake Nilsson feels a move could happen before Christmas.
Nilsson, like Kallstrom himself, denied knowing anything of a bid from Ipswich.
"I don't know it maybe that they have been in touch with his agent, but if they have he will call me, nothing has come directly through the club," Nilsson told planetfootball in an exclusive interview.
"No, but maybe. Things happen very fast in football.
"We are having discussion with two Dutch clubs, Heerenveen and Feyenoord, but with no British clubs for the moment.
"There are some clubs interested in Italy, such as Parma, but they are not so keen at the moment as they cannot buy players until January.
"We are calm about the situation, we think something will happen before Christmas, we don't think he will be here after that.
"From the beginning he was not keen on British football, but not now he is thinking about it.
"If he can get the right club in England then he would be successful.
"Tottenham were interested, along with West Ham and Wolverhampton - I have heard, but there is nothing official.
"Kim wants to be part of the Swedish World Cup squad, so he needs to be in a league that plays in winter and spring and so that is the main reason he wants to move abroad.
"It is difficult for us to discuss deals, but we will do what we can for the player, we want a balanced agreement.
"He will not be sold to the highest bidder, he will go to the club that is best for his development.
"He is the most talented midfield player we have had in Sweden in recent years."
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