Sporting to keep Canella

Image: Canella: No sale

Sporting Gijon have dismissed claims they are ready to let Roberto Canella follow Michel to the Premier League.

No Premier League switch for defender

Sporting Gijon have dismissed claims they are ready to let Roberto Canella follow Michel move to the Premier League. Sporting allowed midfielder Michel to join Birmingham earlier this month in a £3million deal. But now they are insistent that Canella will not be following suit, in the wake of claims that Fulham, Wigan and Aston Villa wanted to land the highly-rated left-sided defender. "The exit of Canella in January is impossible, after the sale of Michel we will not reduce the squad further. This is a definite decision," Sporting sources confirmed to skysports.com. And reports suggest that Canella is set to sign a new five-year contract at the club.

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