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Lyon's Fred ponders Portsmouth, Middlesbrough offers

Olympique Lyon striker Fred expects to finalise his next move by the end of the week.

With offers from Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Tottenham and Paris St Germain all believed to have been accepted by Lyon, the decision as to where he moves next now rests with Fred.

"There will be some meetings this week with my brother (and agent)," he told L'Equipe. "I believe we will sort it out before Wednesday.

"I have received propositions from just two clubs so far, Paris and Tottenham.

"Lyon have talked to other clubs, but I have not as yet.

"PSG made me the first proposition and I refused it. It was then exactly the same with Tottenham.

"If we can't reach an agreement I will stay at Lyon. That is not a problem."

With the striker seemingly unwilling to even contemplate a move to Boro or Pompey, it appears that any deal will require PSG or Spurs to increase their current offers in order to meet the player's wage demands, believed to be around four million euros (£3million) a year.

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