'I love the Premier League' - QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar wants to remain in England

The 33-year-old shot-stopper admits he would like to stay in London should he leave Harry Redknapp's relegated side, and also played down Brazil's 2014 World Cup chances
QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar says he hopes to stay in England amid speculation surrounding his future with the Loftus Road outfit.

The Brazilian shot-stopper, who has three years left on his current contract, has been linked with a move away from the club following their relegation to the Championship.

Should he leave QPR, Cesar is adamant he wants to remain in both the Premier League and London – with Arsenal heavily linked to the former Inter man.

"I want to stay in England,' the 33-year-old told reporters. "I am enjoying London and I love the Premier League."

Cesar admitted earlier this week that talks had begun regarding a move away from Loftus Road, but nothing concrete has yet been concluded.

"There are indeed talks with some teams, but nothing definitive,” he told Globo Esporte. “This is the Confederations Cup moment, I have to focus on doing a good work for the national team.

"I won't name the teams as it would not be ethical since I am under contract with Queens Park Rangers. I let people responsible for my career deal with it."

The former Inter goalkeeper is likely to start for the Selecao against England on Sunday, but has played down the 2014 World Cup hosts' chances of winning the famous tournament for a sixth time.

"We don't have a strong group and this is an important time for us," Cesar added. "When Scolari led us to the World Cup in 2002, they talked about the Scolari Family he created. I like to think we can do the same again but it has been difficult because we do not play qualifiers.

“There is so much pressure. Our supporters are so passionate and Brazil always have to win because we are considered the country for football.

“Now we have 30 days together to build the group, working in training and playing games, starting with England. My focus is on the Confederations Cup - it is important for the World Cup.”