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Robbie Fowler’s œ7m transfer to Manchester City from Leeds has fallen through, according to reports.

“I had the opportunity to think things over,” said the 28-year-old striker.

“I wanted to stay at Leeds United. I’m happy to do so. Now I want to do my best for the club.”

According to the former Liverpool striker’s agent George Scott, Fowler had been “flattered” by Kevin Keegan’s interest butclaimed it was “not the move for him.” He even claimed the player had passed his medical despite suffering a series of injuries in recent years.

Fowler was set to sign a four-and-a-half-year deal at Maine Road, but after taking a medical with Manchester City the centre-forward, who has been plagued by injury problems, saw his switch collapse.

The news will come as a blow to cash-strapped Leeds, who had planned to use the money from the Fowler deal to buy Brazilian midfielder Kleberson.

The collapse of the deal may well reawaken City boss Kevn Keegan’s interest insigning Bordeaux’s David Sommeil. The £5.5m-rated French midfielder had been a target for City but the club intended spent their entire tranmsfer budget on Fowler.

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