Figo plays down QPR talk

Portugal star also not planning U-turn over international career

Figo: Surprised by QPR link

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Portuguese playmaker Luis Figo has rejected rumours that he is in talks with Queens Park Rangers.

Reports have claimed that the 35-year-old could leave Internazionale to join the Loftus Road revolution in the summer.

But the former Barcelona and Real Madrid star, who has made 15 Serie A appearances for Inter this season, has scotched the speculation.

Surprised

"I am surprised by these stories," Figo told the Lusa news agency.

"It is not true that I am negotiating my arrival in England, as has been published in the press."

Figo also confirmed that Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has tried to persuade him to return to the international squad for Euro 2008.

He retired at the end of the 2006 World Cup finals and has stressed that he has no plans to reverse his decision.

"I have decided on my exit at this time and I will not change my decision," added Figo.

Acknowledging discussions with Scolari, Figo said: "Those talks are private and not of interest to the public."