Sevilla are considering an approach from Sao Paulo for Brazilian striker Luis Fabiano, the Spanish club’s sports director has confirmed.
The 30-year-old, who played up front for Brazil at the World Cup finals in South Africa last year, has been unsettled in his sixth season with the La Liga club.
“They (Sao Paulo) have made us an offer which we are evaluating and studying. It’s complex and needs time,” Ramon ‘Monchi’ Rodriguez told reporters.
“I don’t know what will happen. To move forward it needs to be an offer that satisfies us, something which as it stands, doesn’t. It’s a purely economic offer, and there is no player or swap involved.”
Fabiano agreed a contract extension with Sevilla until 2013 in August but injuries and inconsistency have affected him this year, although he is their joint top scorer in La Liga with 10 goals.
“He’s a difficult character. Sometimes he pulls one way and then pushes the other, but he has always been like that,” Rodriguez said.
“Luckily the president and I know him better than anyone. We have enjoyed his character and we still do.
“The possibility of him going to Brazil has been knocking around for some time, but the decision will be Sevilla’s and no one else’s.”
Earlier in the week, Fabiano was ruled out for six weeks with a knee injury picked up in Sevilla’s 2-0 defeat at Athletic Bilbao.