Stuttgart hopeful on Cacau

Die Roten have not given up hope on striker

Cacau: Linked with Blackburn

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Bundesliga outfit Stuttgart have not given up hope of securing Blackburn Rovers target Cacau on new terms.

The Brazil-born Germany international striker is out of contract in the summer and has been linked with a move to Ewood Park.

The 29-year-old recently confirmed he would be leaving next season after stating his desire to seek a fresh challenge after seven years at the club.

However, as Cacau is yet to sign a pre-contract elsewhere general manager Horst Heldt has not given up hope of retaining his services.

"The manager and I would be keen to see Cacau remain at our club," Heldt told Deutsche Presseagentur.

"The player's decided there will be no further negotiations. This might be a fact as they were his last words on this."

Stuttgart boss Christian Gross feels the club still have an outside shot of Cacau signing a new contract to stay with Die Roten.

"There is probably a small chance for further talks," said Gross. "As long as he hasn't signed for something else, nothing's been decided."

Man of the moment Cacau insists he has not decided anything and that money is not the major factor behind his prospect of leaving.

"I've not made any decision on where I'm going. There's been no change to the initial situation," said Cacau.

"But if the club came to me, I could think things over. For me it's not about money."