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Elkeson to complete Guangzhou Evergrande deal on Tuesday

The protracted transfer of Botafogo forward Elkeson to Guangzhou Evergrande should be completed on Tuesday, after the selling club conceded defeat in their bid to bring forward payments.

Elkeson, 23, is set to move to the Chinese side at the start of the January registration window for a fee of €6.5 million, with Botafogo entitled to 35% of the fee.

The dispute arose earlier this week, with the Rio de Janeiro side putting brakes on the deal in order to negotiate for their payment of around €2.25 million to be made immediately.

This request was rejected by the Chinese side, who wish to pay when the transfer is officially completed, and Botafogo eventually conceded defeat in their demands.

"The negotiation is complete," one of the agents involved in the deal, Rodrigo Fonseca, told Lancenet. "The papers will be signed on Tuesday."

The transfer is a likely precursor to Evergrande's Argentinian midfielder Dario Conca making his long awaited return to Brazilian football in the coming weeks.


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