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Cesar coy in face of Arsenal talk

ESPN staff
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Julio Cesar will leave QPR this summer © PA Photos
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Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar has refused to be drawn on reports linking him with a move to Arsenal, but has confirmed he will be leaving Loftus Road this summer.

The Brazil international was one of a number of high-profile recruits last summer and has performed with credit, but he was unable to help the club stave off relegation.

With a World Cup taking place on home soil next summer, Cesar has no desire to drop out of the top flight and has confirmed he will move on.

Arsenal have been linked with the 33-year-old, but he was not prepared to comment on his next destination.

"It is confidential," Cesar told Sportv. "My future today is a question mark.

"I have three more years on my contract, but the manager has already made it clear that it will be hard for me to stay at the club. I am happy he thinks that way, it is a sign that my work is being recognised.

"I dedicated as much as I could to QPR."

Cesar confirmed he will play QPR's final game of the season against Liverpool on Sunday.

"He [manager Harry Redknapp] had told me that I wouldn't start any more games as I won't be staying at the club," Cesar said. "Now he has asked me to play the last game, and that makes me happy. I will try to play well and do my best."

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