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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Czech Chooses Man

PRAGUE () -- Czech midfielder Karel Poborsky wants to play for Manchester United rather than premier league rivals Liverpool and he could sign before the weekend, a Czech newspaper reported Thursday.

"I am unambiguous in my desire to leave Slavia for Manchester United. I would be happy if the whole affair is closed quickly," the Lidove Noviny daily quoted Poborsky as saying.

The paper said his Czech club Slavia Prague could agree terms with one of the two English sides as early as Friday.

Poborsky, one of the outstanding players of last month's European championship finals, had long been expected to leave Slavia for English league and Cup double winning side.