Marco Silva has confirmed he obtained a suggestion from Saudi Professional League facet Al Ahli, however has insisted he retains “whole dedication” to Fulham.
As Sky Sports activities reported earlier this week, the Portuguese was to be offered £40m for a two-year deal to become the club’s new manager.
Al Ahli, who’re working to signal Riyad Mahrez and Allan Saint-Maximin to hitch Roberto Firmino, needed a fast reply as they’re in a coaching camp in Austria – and, talking in his press convention forward of Sunday’s Premier League Summer time Sequence match in opposition to Brentford, Silva confirmed he had knowledgeable his present employers of his determination.
He didn’t, nevertheless, disclose that call to reporters.
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“I answered for my membership and I cannot discuss this case,” he stated. “I did not come right here to speak about affords and the scenario.
“I advised you earlier than and I will repeat once more, I need not say many phrases right here. I’ve confirmed my dedication to this soccer membership. My dedication to the soccer membership is whole.”
Silva additionally spoke about Aleksandar Mitrovic, who has advised family he is not going to play for Fulham once more after the membership slapped a £52m price ticket on the striker.
The Serb is indignant at being priced out of a transfer having been the topic of two failed bids from Al Hilal.
“It is not the best scenario, I’ve to let you know. Not as a result of he obtained a suggestion, it is the scenario about himself,” Silva stated.
“As you understand, he isn’t going to play tomorrow, he did not play final Wednesday, he isn’t working correctly along with his team-mates and after I say this isn’t the best state of affairs, that is the scenario.
“When it is out of my management as a supervisor, this isn’t one thing that issues me, however I want to have a unique state of affairs in that scenario.
“I’ve spoken with Mitro already, he is aware of my opinion. I am right here to provide my finest for all my gamers, to guard them in every thing that I can. Generally you’ve particular person choices that’s for them to handle.”