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Totti not interested in Russia move

Created on 02 Nov., 2012 4:25 PM GMT

Roma veteran Francesco Totti looks set to end his career at the Stadio Olimpico after reportedly turning down a move to play in Russia.

Totti met with Russian Federation vice-president Nikita Simonyan, who attempted to lure him to the Russian Premier League.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Simonyan reportedly claimed: "I'm certain that you don't have money issues, but you should know that we are ready to pay you a lot in order for you to come and play in our country."

"If you phone me then I'll be able to find you a club, who will sign you with their eyes shut, within the space of 24 hours."

The clubs in question were said to have been CSKA Moscow and rivals Spartak Moscow but Totti said he has no intention of leaving his boyhood club.

The 36-year-old, in his 16th season with Roma, became the third-highest Serie A goalscorer of all-time after netting in the 4-2 win over Genoa on Sunday, his 217th league goal for Roma.

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