Cicinho wants Brazil return
Cicinho says he is flattered by Barcelona's reported interest but would rather return to Brazil.
Last Updated: 16/08/09 2:59pm
Cicinho has admitted he is flattered by Barcelona's reported interest, although he would rather return to Brazil.
The right-back is under contract at Roma until 2012 but speculation has suggested he could be set to switch clubs this summer.
Barcelona are believed to considering a move for the 29-year-old and he is pleased to attract such attention.
However, Cicinho insists he has no desire to stay in Europe and has urged Roma to let him return to his homeland.
"I came to know about Barcelona's interest through the press," Cicinho told Globoesporte.com. "No official offer has been made to me.
"It's normal that I'm happy that a great club like Barca is interested in me. But my own wish at the moment is to return to Brazil.
"I don't feel happy in Europe and I've been trying to do this for two years, I've also spoken several times to (Sao Paolo president) Juvenal Juvencio, but Roma won't release me."
Cicinho has not entirely ruled out a move to Camp Nou but maintains that he is not paying too much attention to the transfer talk.
He added: "As I said I have not been contacted at all by Barcelona and I am continuing working hard and dedicating myself to the maximum in Roma.
"I don't have an agent but a friend who looks after my business. I've not talked to him yet.
"It's obvious that if Barcelona's offer suits everyone it would make me happy also.
"At the moment I'm concentrating on rehabilitation and I'm trying not to listen to all the speculation about me."