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FC Porto striker Kleber in talks with Palmeiras

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FC Porto striker Kleber is in talks with Palmeiras over a move back to Brazil after falling down the pecking order with the Portuguese giants.

Kleber, 22, started his career with Atlético Mineiro but rose to prominence after a successful two-year loan spell in Portugal with Marítimo, which prompted Porto to buy the striker for €2.3million in the summer of 2011.

Palmeiras have already held some talks with the player and it appears he will now fly to Brazil to conclude the negotiations.

“We have the interest and the negotiation is ongoing. He can get to Brazil tomorrow (on Wednesday) or later. We are expecting an official position from them soon,” executive director of Verdão, José Carlos Brunoro, told Lancenet!

He impressed with his early performances for Porto and earned a call up to the Brazil national team soon after the move and made his debut against Gabon in a friendly in November 2011.

However, a number of injuries have seen him lose him place in the first team and the striker has not hidden his desire to move on.

The deal to Palmeiras is likely to be a loan move, but the Verdão are said to face competition from Flamengo for his signature.

Source: Lancenet!


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