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Last Updated: Thursday, 22 June 2006, 11:24 GMT 12:24 UK
Adu leaves Ghana door open
Freddy Adu
Adu failed to make the 2006 World Cup team

Ghana-born midfielder Freddy Adu says he could ditch the USA to play for his original homeland.

"It's still open, you never know," he said. "The way Ghana is playing right now [at the World Cup finals], they're a good, good team."

The 17-year-old, who has already played for the USA at youth level, failed to make the 23-man squad for the ongoing World Cup finals.

"I have not played an international Fifa-sanctioned friendly for any country yet.

"I guess whoever comes along and offers me that chance, you know, in the near future, I'll think about it and we'll see what happens.

"Because you never know, maybe I might not get a chance to play for the US national team."

But Adu, who plays for Major League Soccer club DC United, hopes he will be good enough to play for the USA at the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.

After attending a national team training camp in California earlier this year, Adu failed to earn a place in the current World Cup team.

His last international appearance was as a substitute in a goalless draw against Canada in January.

In the meantime, he plans to move on to a European club in the near future and said his agent has been talking with English champions Chelsea.

"My agent has been talking to Chelsea for a while," he said, adding that Manchester United was also a possibility.

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