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English interest in Fred

Premier clubs eye Lyon ace

By Patrick Haond.   Last Updated: 08/01/08 11:51am

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Fred: Interest growing

Fred: Interest growing

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Tottenham and West Ham are amongst the clubs keeping close tabs on Lyon striker Fred.

The Brazilian international is currently at loggerheads with the French champions after he returned late from the winter-break in France.

The player has admitted he is more than happy to leave Stade Gerland and Lyon are willing to let him go.

Paris Saint Germain are keen to take him on loan, but Lyon are seemingly waiting to see what offers come in for the 24-year-old.

Fred's brother Rodrigo - who is one of his agents - has flown to France to open talks about the player's future.

Interest

One of his other agents, Francis Mello, revealed that there is English interest in Fred.

"Sao Paulo and Santos are attracted, but Fred wants to go on in Europe," he told France Football.

"Two English sides have the means to pay the transfer fee asked by Lyon (which is believed to be near £10million), which is important as l'OL doesn't want a loan yet.

"Now he has perfectly recovered form his injuries, Fred wants to play again to join back with Selecao [the Brazil national side] as soon as possible."

Tottenham have turned their attention to Fred as they were also looking at Karim Benzema, but Lyon have no intention of letting their prized asset leave in the near future.

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