Santos wants Toulouse stay

Santos refuses to leave Toulouse
By Eurosport

17/07/2007 at 15:51Updated

Tunisia striker Francileudo Santos has declared his intention to stay at the club, despite their efforts to offload him. The Brazilian-born forward has been a disappointment since joining the Southerners in 2005, having impressed in five seasons at Sochau

And his club, who qualified for the Champions League preliminary rounds with an unprecedented third-place finish, are looking to get the high-earner of their payroll.

"Toulouse want me out," he admitted. "But I fancy staying.

"I have had contact from Japan, Turkey, Qatar, the UAE and Saudi Arabia but I don't feel like quitting France."

The speedy forward spent the second half of last season on loan at FC Zurich, who were keen to sign him permanently but baulked at his wages, which are understood to be around 20,000 euros a week.

Meanwhile, Toulouse forward Benjamin Psaume has rejoined Boulogne-sur-Mer in Ligue 2 for a season on loan, while Issou Diaou is in discussions with Chateauroux.