Riveros claims English offers

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Wigan and Sunderland are both in talks with Paraguay international Christian Riveros, according to his agent.

Jose Maria Gonzalez revealed that the 27-year-old midfielder wants to leave his current club Cruz Azul of Mexico, and has targeted a switch to England or Spain.

Gonzalez now claims that he has already spoken with Wigan and Sunderland about a possible move, with Riveros' current deal due to expire this year.

"We were waiting for Cruz Azul to improve their proposal for renewing the contract with Christian but as they didn't do it we are already having negotiations with Sunderland and Wigan," he told Mediotiempo.

"We are analysing his departure to European football.

"For the moment we aren't anywhere near what I expected for Christian.


"I have already received a proposal but it's not satisfying.

"I think that Christian is worth much more than what has been offered as he is a player of the national team.

"I have a lot of people from Europe that we are having conversations with and I hope that I can get a contract signed as soon as possible for Christian.

"My idea is to get resolved his future as soon as possible because otherwise he will arrive to South Africa being unsure about what will happen with him in the future.

"Christian doesn't want to leave towards to a league in a random way, his priority is England and Spain.

"For the moment we have proposals from Sunderland and Wigan."