QPR: No bids received for Julio Cesar
By Football News
QPR say they have not received any bids for goalkeeper Julio Cesar, despite mounting speculation about his future.
The Brazil international moved to the Premier League in August 2012 but suffered relegation at the end of the campaign.
With QPR dropping into the second tier of English football, Cesar's future at the club has been the subject of plenty of speculation, and a series of solid performances in the recent FIFA Confederations Cup with Brazil only intensified suggestions that he will leave Loftus Road.
Arsenal are reported to be interested in taking the 33-year-old across London, with Napoli also keen to acquire his services.
However, QPR chief executive Philip Beard has revealed they have not yet received any bids.
"There’s nothing firm," Beard told West London Sport. "He is Brazil’s number one goalkeeper, so I’m sure he’ll interest a lot of clubs as the season starts to get closer.
"We’ll look at what deals are on offer and if they’re right for us and the player.
"Having Brazil’s number one keeper in the Championship would be an interesting dynamic. We might see something happen."
The player's agent, Josias Cardoso, expects him to return to Serie A with Napoli and provide competition to Morgan De Sanctis, but admitted a deal was far from done.
"It's not all done yet (the transfer), there are many possibilities, but there are some details to be resolved between the player and Napoli," Cardoso told calciomercato.it.
"When will the signature arrive? I don't know, it could be today, or in a few days.
"There has been some interest from Spain, but nothing concrete.
"The only two concrete tracks are Arsenal and Napoli."