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Albania coach De Biasi frustrated in Januzaj bid

The talented 18-year-old has made 23 appearances for Manchester United in 2013/14, and been the Red Devils’ standout player in a disappointing season.

Januzaj is still undecided on which country he will represent, with the Brussels-born starlet courted by Belgium, Kosovo, Serbia and Turkey.

De Biasi is still hopeful of Januzaj playing for Albania, but he admitted those hopes are dwindling as he cannot get hold of the youngster's father to discuss it.

“We’re stuck. We just don’t know,” he told an Albanian morning television show.

“I and the heads of the federation have made every effort to contact him but the problem is his father, who does not give us a normal answer.

“I find it easier to get in touch with Pope Francis than Abedin Januzaj.”