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Palmeiras confident midfielder Marcos Assunção will sign new contract

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The Palmeiras board are confident that captain Marcos Assunção will sign a new contract to stay at the relegated club next season.

Assunção, 36, was one of the few players to come out of Palmeiras disastrous campaign in 2012 with any credit and the board are desperate to keep the former Villarreal star at the club as they look to win promotion back to the Brazilian top flight.

“The pre-deadline day of 5th January was established between the parties,” director César Sampaio told Lancenet!

“I'm coming from a conversation with the representative of the athlete. Assunção was here doing some strengthening work. So we have all the gratitude to him. It has a promising scenario for all that close.”

As well as looking to gain promotion this season, Palmeiras will have the Copa Libertadores to deal with and so far have only added goalkeeper Fernando Prass and right-back Aryton to their squad.

However, Sampaio revealed the club are in talks with three player’s that they hope to sign quite soon.

“We are working on three negotiations that are close to a lock. If we talk about the position, will could lose them. We've lost players because of it. So we adopt this stance. Other teams have used the information that we are interested to hire other players.”


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