QPR: No bids for Júlio César
Queens Park Rangers say they have not received any bids for goalkeeper Júlio César, despite mounting speculation over his future.
The Brazil international has been strongly linked with a move to Napoli in recent weeks, as well as Arsenal, Roma and Villareal, after the R’s relegation from the Premier League last season.
Speculation that César will leave Loftus Road has only intensified after his solid performances during the recent Confederations Cup with Brazil.
However, QPR chief executive Philip Beard has revealed they have not yet received any bids for the 33-year-old.
"There’s nothing firm," Beard told West London Sport. "He is Brazil’s number one goalkeeper, so I’m sure he’ll interest a lot of clubs as the season starts to get closer.
"We’ll look at what deals are on offer and if they’re right for us and the player.
"Having Brazil’s number one keeper in the Championship would be an interesting dynamic. We might see something happen."
The player's agent, Josias Cardoso, expects him to return to Serie A with Napoli and provide competition to Morgan De Sanctis, but admitted a deal was far from done.
"It's not all done yet the transfer], there are many possibilities, but there are some details to be resolved between the player and Napoli," Cardoso told calciomercato.it.
"When will the signature arrive? I don't know, it could be today, or in a few days.
"The Villarreal interest? There has been some interest from Spain, but nothing concrete.
"The only two concrete tracks are Arsenal and Napoli."