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Berlin's Dejagah denies talks with Iranian Football Federation

Berlin, July 4, IRNA-Hertha Berlin's teenage striker Ashkan Dejagah denied Iranian media reports that he had received an offer from the Iranian Football Federation to join the Iran's national football team.

"I could very well imagine to play for Iran but there have been no concrete offers yet. I feel close links with Iran since both of my parents are from Iran," Dejagah said Monday in an interview with the Germany-based iran-fussball portal.

Asked about his real chances to join the national side, the under-19 German international responded, "It is about 50-50 because I can only decide once I get an offer from Iran."

Dejagah's latest statements followed earlier comments by Iranian national coach Branko Ivankovic, who voiced interest in nominating the Hertha Berlin player for the upcoming national team training camp in England later this month.

Dejagah, who plays for the under-19 German national squad, is regarded by football experts as one of Germany's future football hopes.

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