No interest from Wigan and Blackburn target


Espanyol striker Pablo Osvaldo is ready to turn his back on interest from Blackburn and Wigan as he doesn't fancy life in England.

The 24-year-old former Italy Under-21 international has made an impressive start to the season but the Barcelona based outfit may be forced to sell him to ease financial concerns.

Osvaldo only recently joined Espanyol on a permanent basis from Bologna, but the Argentine-born front man is believed to be holding out for a switch to either Real Madrid or Juventus.

Espanyol sporting director Ramon Planes said:"Osvaldo's performance has not gone unnoticed and we know that it is followed closely by clubs in the Premier League and Italy.

"The agent of Osvaldo is aware he is being watched, but as we said there has been no concrete offer. Nobody has come with a financial offer to us.

"He is very happy here. He is young and has found the confidence needed."

Planes went on to speak about the reported interest from Real and Juve, claiming the rumours linking him with a move to Jose Mourinho's team was news to him, although he was less dismissive about the speculation emanating from Italy.

"Madrid has not come to us," he added.

"Osvaldo has the profile of the player they want and the rumour does not surprise me. But I think that Osvaldo does not go now, he will finish the season with us."

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