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Fluminense to use Thiago Neves sale to fund return of Dario Conca - report

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Fluminense could sanction the sale of Thiago Neves in January in order to fund the return of Dario Conca from Guangzhou Evergrande, report Lancenet.

Conca, 29, who left Fluminense for US$10 million in June 2011 to join the Chinese side, will meet with president of Fluminense's club sponsor and partner Unimed later this week.

The Argentine has made clear his intention to return to Brazil and Fluminense this January, but would require a considerable transfer fee to secure his return.

With Thiago Neves a potential target for clubs across Europe and the Middle-East, Fluminense are hoping to use the Brazil international's sale to secure funding for a bid for Conca.

The Argentine is a popular figure at the Tricolor Carioca, having been voted the Brasileirão Player of the Year in 2010 as he helped his side to a long-awaited title success.

With Conca unhappy in China, having become discontent with being regularly substituted, the club have sought to offer their idol a way out.

Their attempts to secure Conca's release for a minimal transfer fee, as well as the player's public demands to leave earlier in the year, have, though, left Guangzhou unwilling to compromise greatly regarding his release.


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