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Man City fails to tempt Raul from Madrid

Raul says he has no interest in playing for City, preferring to end his career at Real.

Real Madrid's Spanish striker Raul has revealed that Manchester City had hoped to tempt him to Eastlands in the summer, according to a report in the UK media.

However, Raul, who is 31 years old, said he had no plans to play for City as he wants to finish his career with Madrid instead.

"It's true there has been contact from Manchester City with my representative Gines Carvajal. But I've not considered it because I'm not going to leave here,” he was quoted as saying in UK daily The Sun.

"I'm only thinking about finishing my career at Real Madrid, which is my club and where I still have many things to do. When they told me of City's offer I didn't have a single moment's doubt. My place is here and I still think I can help the team win titles," he added

Raul's agent Gines Carvajal confirmed the striker had been approached by the Abu Dhabi owned club.

But added Raul’s loyalties lay with Real Madrid.

"City have a good project but Raul is a Real Madrid man," he said.

Manchester City was taken over by the Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment in September last year after the club’s former owner Thaksin Shinawatra, former Prime Minister of Thailand, was required to sell the club.

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