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Babacar commits future to Fiorentina

The Senegalese international has turned his back on rumours of a switch to the English Premier League, maintaining his faith in the Viola

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Khouma Babacar has poured cold water over the rumours linking him with a move to England, committing his future to Florence and focusing on his desire to return to the score-sheet.

Opportunities haven't come knocking all too often for Babacar this season, mainly down to Nikola Kalinic's impressive form at the start of the campaign, which as a result has seen the 23-year-old linked with a plethora of clubs abroad, including English side Crystal Palace.

However, a sigh of relief can now be breathed after an interview with local newspaper Corriere Fiorentino, in which he revealed the difficulty he would face in moving away.

"I've never thought about going to the Premier League, even though for a striker life would be simpler [over there]" he said.

"I don't want to leave.

"I would be disheartened, leaving this city after nine years wouldn't be easy.

"No one has said anything to me yet and I'm only thinking about scoring to get this beautiful Fiorentina going again."

Phew! For now at least, it seems that B1 and B2 partnership will be staying intact.