Bundesliga - Amauri rejects Hoffenheim

Amauri has rejected an offer to join German club Hoffenheim, Parma and the player's agent have said.

“Amauri is happy at Parma,” the Italy international's agent Giampiero Pocetta said. “The meeting with the club was to confirm their intention of keeping the player despite the offers, in particular the one from Hoffenheim.”

“We want to keep Amauri, not just because he is a strong striker with great experience, but also as he is a good person,” Parma technical director Antonello Preiti also told Radio Crc.

The 32-year-old, who made his name at Palermo and has played for Juventus and Fiorentina, was born in Brazil but took Italian citizenship in 2009.

He has scored four goals in 12 Serie A appearances for Parma this season.