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Vancouver Whitecaps president Lenarduzzi cools Chiumiento talk

Vancouver Whitecaps president Bob Lenarduzzi has played down talk that Davide Chiumiento is set to return to the club.

There has been plenty of talk linking the Swiss playmaker with a Whitecaps comeback from current club FC Zurich but Lenarduzzi suggests that a recent sighting of him in downtown Vancouver does not mean he is about to re-sign.

"We left on very good terms, at least in my opinion, and obviously in Davide's as well," club president Bob Lenarduzzi told MLSsoccer.com.

"He loved his time here. At the time the move came about, it seemed in the best interest of both parties, but there was no animosity.

"So, I think what was reported was that simply he's on his break, he has a girlfriend that's from Vancouver, and it was just a reconnection of acquaintances.

"I think we're always open to having players that are capable of playing in our league, and obviously he's a known commodity now - but all of that is premature.

"He's contracted to FC Zurich, and there really couldn't be any discussions on that. Otherwise we would be out of order and he would as well, so right now it's just a reconnection."

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