Malaga in Duda warning
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Malaga have slapped a é¼4 million price tag on Portuguese midfielder Duda.Malaga have slapped a é¼4 million price tag on midfielder Duda in a bid to ward of potential suitors.
The Portuguese star, who turns 25 this week, is understood to be a target for Atletico Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna.
However, Malaga insist they are not looking to sell and will try to extend the player's contract, which currently runs until 2006.
"The player has a contract with us and we want to keep him here," stated the club's director of sport Manuel Ruiz Hierro.
"Duda's contract finishes in 2006, but I am convinced a deal is close.
"We are happy with him and it will not be easy for him to leave.
"Any club that wants the player will have to pay é¼4 million - that is the price."
One player who does seem certain to leave Malaga this summer is Paulo Wanchope, with reports suggesting Malaga are already negotiating with interested parties.
Wanchope is known to be unhappy with his treatment by the club and there is interest in him from England, Qatar, South Korea and Japan.
Meanwhile, Malaga have clinched their first signing of the close season, having agreed a deal to sign midfielder Antonio Hidalgo.
The 26-year-old had come to the end of his contract with Tenerife and joins as a free agent on a three-year deal.