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Botafogo reject offer for Dória

Dória has been impressive since his emergence at Botafogo
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The Alvinegro have rejected an approach from Turkish giants Galatasaray.

Centre-back Dória has attracted the interest of many European clubs since his rise at the Rio club but it now appears as though he will stay at Botafogo at least until later this year when the transfer windows of the principal markets reopen.

The most recent attempt to purchase the 18-year-old was made by Galatasaray two weeks ago. The offer, however, did not reach the £17m buy-out clause required for the player.

“The player spoke with the management and it was decided that he wouldn’t leave in the latest transfer window but would stay at least until later this year. Of course we cannot rule out the possibility that he will stay at Botafogo even longer than that,” confirmed Dória’s agent, Jolden Vergette.

It is thought that Galatasaray are still interested in the player and are likely to make an improved bid when the transfer window reopens.


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