Inter Midfielder Patrick Vieira Snubs Birmingham City Offer

The Frenchman insists the Blues are not an option and will sort out his future with the Nerazzurri directors.
Inter midfielder Patrick Vieira has personally moved to quash speculation that he is considering a return to England to join Birmingham City.

The Premier League club are said to have prepared a lavish contract for the former Arsenal star but his business advisor, Jamie Jarvis, yesterday denied having contact with the Blues, stating that Vieira would not entertain this option.

The player has now confirmed this stance in an interview with French daily L’Equipe.

“Despite having the utmost respect for the English club, I am not interested in this solution,” he said.

“I will certainly resume training with my current team and then I will evaluate things with the directors.

“I intend to play regularly to prepare in the best possible way for the World Cup in South Africa.”

Press reports have also suggested this week that Vieira would be more keen on a return to his homeland, where Olympique Lyonnais and Paris Saint-Germain have shown an interest.

Vince Masiello, Goal.com