J. League club Gamba Osaka is in talks with SV Salzburg of the Austrian first division regarding the transfer of defender Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, Gamba President Izumi Sano said Monday.

Sano said a full transfer deal for Miyamoto, who played in the 2002 and 2006 World Cup finals, is expected to be agreed between the clubs by the end of this month.

“He has shown interest in playing for an overseas club for a long time and I’ve found no obstacles in the way of his transfer (to Salzburg),” Sano said.

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