Parma striker Amauri has rubbished reports of a falling out with teammates, and insists that he wants to stay at the club.
Stories emerged this month that the towering forward was all set for a move away from the Crociati, with Botafogo in Brazil potentially interested.
However, the striker has claimed that, despite playing less than he’d like, he’s happy at Ennio Tardini.
“It’s true that I have struggled,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport. “The Coach makes choices and you have to respect them.
“It is not in my nature to give up. I have always worked hard, and I knew sooner or later my chance would come.
“I’ve heard some strange talk, but the truth is that Cassano and I are perfectly fine. I am a Brazilian with an Italian passport, he is an Italian with Brazilian feet.
“I’ve read the stories about Botafogo, but I don’t care about them. I’m a Sao Paulo fan anyway!
“I want to stay at Parma and I hope to finish my career here.”
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