Mali manager Henri Stambouli quoted his interest in our in-form striker in a couple of newspapers this morning.
But Fredi, pre-selected for last week's French squad for their Euro 2004 qualifier against Israel insisted this afternoon: "I honestly don't know where this has come from. They should have contacted me."
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Fredi Kanoute has distanced himself from reports that he could join up with Mali for the African Nations Cup next year - missing five Spurs games along the way.