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Santos confirm Saviola talks

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1.05K   //    20 Jul 2013, 16:10 IST
Javier Saviola (Getty Images)

Javier Saviola (Getty Images)

Rio de Janeiro, July 20 (IANS): Brazilian top-flight football club Santos confirmed that they are in talks to sign former Argentina international striker Javier Saviola.

“He’s just been involved in a great season for Malaga and is a player we have been looking at but I don’t know how negotiations are progressing,” said Santos’ interim coach Claudinei Oliveira Friday, reports Xinhua.

Representatives from the club have already held talks with the 31-year-old’s agent Diego Queiroga but it is understood Santos have refused the former Barcelona and Real Madrid forward’s reported $250,000 monthly wage demands.

Meanwhile, the club is close to signing striker Thiago Ribeiro from Italian Serie A outfit Cagliari, Oliveira revealed.

“He has made it clear that he wants to join the club and help us. With the experience and quality he has, it’s going to be a great signing. We only need to finalise minor details,” he said.

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