CAIRO: Essam El-Hadari has turned down an offer to join Turkish newly-promoted side Diyarbakirspor, the Sion goalkeeper said on Sunday.
It will be difficult for me to live there [in Diyarbakir city], El-Hadari said on his official website.
I also don t want to play for a club that has just been promoted to the first division; they don t match my ambitions.
The Egypt guardian has been linked with a host of clubs since revealing his desire to depart Switzerland s Sion in the close season.
He sought to return to Egyptian champions Ahli, the club he suddenly left in February 2008 without taking their permission.
The Red Devils reportedly considered the possibility of bringing El-Hadari back to Cairo but eventually opted against doing so.
The 36-year-old goalie has recently had a FIFA four-month ban frozen by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).