Vasco close on Thiaguinho
Vasco da Gama are close to announcing the signing of Cruzeiro midfielder Thiaguinho, whose current contract with the Minas Gerais side will expire in July.
Vasco hope to negotiate the release of Thiaguinho, 21, with the midfielder unlikely to feature in Cruzeiro's plans for next season, but may be forced to offer a percentage of a future transfer in order to complete the deal in January.
The playmaker has spent time on-loan with Mineiro side Vila Nova, but since returning to the Toca da Raposa this season has found opportunities difficult to come-by.
The hope for the Cruz-Maltino board is that the player can follow in the footsteps of another Cruzeiro academy prospect, Bernardo, in excelling upon arrival at Vasco.
The duo should be reunited at the São Januario next campaign, with Bernardo's loan contract at Santos shortly to come to an end with an extension looking highly unlikely at present.