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Ney Franco hopes São Paulo can secure deals for Eduardo Vargas and Wallyson

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São Paulo coach Ney is hopeful the club can secure deals for Napoli’s Eduardo Vargas and Cruzeiro’s Wallyson after losing new signing Negueba to a knee injury.

Vargas, 23, is wanted by a host of clubs in Europe and Brazil and is currently weighing up which is the best offer, while Wallyson, 24, is expected to complete his move from Cruzeiro on Tuesday after both the club and the player agreed terms.

“My request is to work with two players in each position,” Franco told Globo Esporte.

“We had an unexpected injury with Negueba and it is now in the hands of Adalberto (Batista, director of football). The board is working on hiring these two but we cannot be limited to that. We have to have a strong team to start the season.

“There are some signings that are easier and some more difficult. We're talking about players who have competition in the market.

Without Negueba, Ney Franco has just Luis Fabiano, Osvaldo and Aloisio as options in attack, as young striker Ademilson is unavailable after being called up by Brazil for the South American Under-20 championship.

Source: Globo Esporte


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