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Urawa's Tanaka could be on move to Europe

Urawa Reds defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka has been linked with a move to a clubs in Europe.

The 28-year old Japan international has confirmed that clubs in both Europe and the Middle East have enquired about his services and says a decision will be made in the next week or so but indicated he may be on his way out of Urawa.

"The European and Mideast sides have presented me with terms equal to what I get now," the Nikkan Sports quoted Tulio as saying.

"I want to consult with my agent and make up my mind by November 25 after returning to Japan.

"I love Urawa Reds. This feeling of mine will never change if I leave the team. I love the supporters from the bottom of my heart. But I also want to care about my football life."

The Reds are keen to hold onto the Brazilian-born sweeper who joined them in 2004.

"We are negotiating with him in all sincerity after making an offer to him," club spokeswoman Naoko Arai.

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