Fabiano held back from move

Brazil striker Luis Fabiano has revealed he was held back from making a move to England, because his club at the time, Sevilla, would not allow him to leave.

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Luis Fabiano: The Brazil striker says he was held back from making Premier Leagu

Luis Fabiano: The Brazil striker says he was held back from making Premier Leagu

The Sao Paulo star is part of Luiz Felipe Scolari's current Brazilian side which is preparing to take on the Three Lions at a sold-out Wembley on Wednesday.

Fabiano spent six years at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, winning the UEFA Cup and being a runner-up in the Pichichi during the 2007-08 season with 24 goals.

However, the 32-year-old admitted he always had a desire to play in the top flight, but Sevilla's hierarchy demanded too much money for his services.

He told skysports.com: "From my stay in Sevilla I always had a desire to play for one of the big clubs in England but unfortunately it was never possible.

"Sevilla demanded much money for my services, which was a pain because I always wanted to play in the Premier League"

And now Fabiano is looking forward to taking on Roy Hodgson's side and is hopeful of scoring a goal under the Wembley arch.

"England is a big test for us and to play in such a historical venue such as Wembley is fabulous," he said.

"This is a personal challenge for me and I hope everything comes right for me and the team during the game.

"I'm looking forward to watching Wayne Rooney in action. He is one of my favourite players in the world and if he plays then I would love to exchange shirts with him after the game."

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