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Dirk Kuyt rubbishes claims of Premier League return

Fenerbahce forward Dirk Kuyt has rubbished recent rumors in the English press that has seen him linked with a move back to the Premier League with the likes of Fulham and newly promoted Cardiff City weighing up a bid for the Netherlands international.

Kuyt, who enjoyed an extended holiday before returning to pre-season training with the club in Turkey, tweeted that holidays are over for him and it is time that he put in the hard yards to regain the required fitness. He also added on that tweet that he really missed Fenerbahce and was also looking forward to meeting his friends and reconnecting with the fans once again.

He posted another tweet where he denied reports in Turkish media which had stated that he had spoken to Dutch radio and completely denied that he had done so. He went on to add that he had not spoken to any media outlet during the vacations.

Fenerbahce completed the signing of Dirk Kuyt from Premier League giants Liverpool last summer for just € 1 million after he was deemed surplus to requirements by new manager Brendan Rodgers and having signed a three year deal at the club, the Dutch international has rubbished claims that he is looking to move away.

The 32 year old’s three year contract with the club guarantees him € 2.85 million in basic fees per season as well as € 17,500 in performance related bonuses. He will have to take a pay cut anyway if he did move back to the Premier League with the two clubs being mentioned as his suitors not capable of paying so much to a player.
Dirk Kuyt played 54 matches for the Yellow Canaries last season and scored 17 goals and got 15 assists for the team as they won the Turkish Cup.