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Wagner Love: Everton, Arsenal and Portsmouth all wanted me

Former Brazil international striker Wagner Love has revealed he was blocked from playing in England.

Love says CSKA Moscow refused to sell him at the time.

He recalled: "A year after winning the UEFA Cup, CSKA played with Arsenal, and they informed me about a possible transfer, but there was no specific offer.

"Portsmouth and Everton made official offers, but (CSKA president Yevgeny) Giner was a tough negotiator and did not allow me to leave CSKA.

"Years went by and eventually I didn't get the opportunity to play in England. I have always watched the Premier League matches and I still remember Henry and Rooney playing the main roles at Arsenal and Manchester United."


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