<![CDATA[RSS Sambafoot]]>http://sambafoot.com/en(sambafoot.com)sambafoot.comsambafoot.comen-en<![CDATA[Report: Manchester United midfielder Anderson close to sealing Internacional switch]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68648_report__manchester_united_midfielder_anderson_close_to_sealing_internacional_switch.htmlManchester United midfielder Anderson is close to agreeing a switch to Internacional, according to reports.

The Express claims that the 26 year-old will need help from third parties or investors to secure the €60,000 a week wages he wants, but a deal for around €3.3 million is believed to nearing completion.

Anderson’s current contract with Manchester United expires in June and though that fee represents a significant loss on the reported €31.5 million fee they paid to sign him from Porto in July 2007, it is still better than losing him on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Anderson has featured just twice so far this term and will hope a return to Brazil can held rekindle his dwindling career. 

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<![CDATA[Report: Schalke 04 defender Felipe Santana set to join Olympiacos]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68647_report__schalke_04_defender_felipe_santana_set_to_join_olympiacos.htmlSchalke 04 defender Felipe Santana is set to join Olympiacos, according to reports.

The 28 year-old is likely to be pushed out of the first-team by the arrival of Matija Nastasić on loan from Manchester City and is seemingly set to move on to Greece.

Respected Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims that the deal is close to completion and Santana will take a medical in the near future to aid that process.

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<![CDATA[Grêmio forward Júnior Viçosa joins Swiss Challenge League side FC Chiasso on a free transfer]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68644_gremio_forward_junior_vicosa_joins_swiss_challenge_league_side_fc_chiasso_on_a_free_transfer.htmlGrêmio forward Júnior Viçosa has joined Swiss Challenge League side FC Chiasso on a free transfer. 

The 25 year-old, who was signed from ASA for reported fee of €350,000 in January 2011, will be managed by former Italy international Gianluca Zambrotta at Chiasso and will hope to aid their lack of potency in front of goal.

Viçosa came to prominence with a return of ten goals in 21 appearances whilst on loan at Atlético Goianiense last season.

The Viçosa native has agreed an initial deal until June with Chiasso, though that could be extended if he impresses.

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<![CDATA[Guerrero seeks Europe return]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68631_guerrero_seeks_europe_return.htmlCorinthians striker Paolo Guerrero has revealed he is looking for a move to a European club once his current contract ends this summer.

The Peruvian, who spent 10 years playing in Germany for Bayern Munich and Hamburg before moving to Brazil in 2012, where he scored the winning goal in Corinthians’ Club World Cup triumph over Chelsea.

In an interview with Spanish radio station Cadena Cope Madrid, the 31-year-old said: “Yes [I would like to return to Europe]. My intention, in fact, was to return after the Club World Cup. It was to come to Brazil, win, then go back to Europe.

“But it was not possible, because Corinthians closed the doors to everyone.”

Guerrero also admitted that a move to a Spanish club was a possibility.

He added: “It would be tempting to be in the Spanish League, with Messi, Neymar and others. But I have not decided anything yet.”

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<![CDATA[Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho taking Ronaldinho inspiration]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68630_liverpool_s_philippe_coutinho_taking_ronaldinho_inspiration.htmlLiverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has revealed he is taking inspiration from Brazil legend Ronaldinho, as he seeks to improve his game.    

The Brazil international has been one of the Reds’ top performers this season, and one of the keys to that form has been his homework: watching videos of the former World Player of the Year’s performances in addition to his own.     He told Liverpoolfc.com: “I’ve always enjoyed seeing Ronaldinho play and I watch videos of him to take as an inspiration.  "I sometimes also watch videos of myself to see what I have done well and what I could have done better." 
The ex-Vasco Da Gama man has also been staying late at training, in an effort to improve certain attributes.  He added: "In training, I've been working with our coaches on specific tasks to better my final touch.  "Whenever possible, I have post-training sessions to work on improving my shooting accuracy."

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<![CDATA[Lucas Lima explains why he decided to stay at Santos]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68628_lucas_lima_explains_why_he_decided_to_stay_at_santos.html 

Lucas Lima was expected to leave due to the financial crisis at the Vila Belmiro club.
One of the most valuable player at Santos last season, Lucas Lima has explained why he decided to stay despite better offers. He revealed that he was offered more salary if went to China but that move didn't even cross his minds because he dreams about playing for the Brazil national team. He was quoted in Estadão: "I would've earned more there [in China] but it was my desire to stay. If I go out, I'd go for a great European team, a high-level team where I can play good championships and which would [help me] get a spot in the national team. I'm very happy. I talked to my father. He told me to go with my heart, and wanted to continue. I feel at home, so I know that this year will be an important year, a year in which I want to go down in history of Santos."

Lucas Lima was expected to leave due to the financial crisis at the Vila Belmiro club.

One of the most valuable player at Santos last season, Lucas Lima has explained why he decided to stay despite better offers. He revealed that he was offered more salary if went to China but that move didn't even cross his minds because he dreams about playing for the Brazil national team. He was quoted in Estadão: "I would've earned more there [in China] but it was my desire to stay. If I go out, I'd go for a great European team, a high-level team where I can play good championships and which would [help me] get a spot in the national team. I'm very happy. I talked to my father. He told me to go with my heart, and wanted to continue. I feel at home, so I know that this year will be an important year, a year in which I want to go down in history of Santos."

 

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<![CDATA[Wolfsburg make bid for Fluminense's Kenedy; an English club also enquired]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68627_wolfsburg_make_bid_for_fluminense_s_kenedy__an_english_club_also_enquired.html 

Kenedy is in Uruguay with the Brazil squad taking part in the U20 Sudamericano.
According to the information from Globo Esporte, Bundesliga club Wolfsburg have made an offer to sign Fluminense's 18-year-old forward Kenedy. The Brazilian club are believed to be holding put for a figure higher than what's being proposed. An unnamed English club have also enquired about the youngster who has caught the eyes of foreign clubs with good performances for Brazil's youth teams. Kenedy signed a new five year contract at Flu last year and was also rewarded with a salary increase.

Kenedy is in Uruguay with the Brazil squad taking part in the U20 Sudamericano.

According to the information from Globo Esporte, Bundesliga club Wolfsburg have made an offer to sign Fluminense's 18-year-old forward Kenedy. The Brazilian club are believed to be holding put for a figure higher than what's being proposed. An unnamed English club have also enquired about the youngster who has caught the eyes of foreign clubs with good performances for Brazil's youth teams. Kenedy signed a new five year contract at Flu last year and was also rewarded with a salary increase.

 

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<![CDATA[Neymar dreams about first Olympic Gold medal]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68625_neymar_dreams_about_first_olympic_gold_medal.html 

Neymar has revealed that he hopes to play in the Olympic Games hosted by Brazil in 2016.
Excited about wearing the Brazil shirt in the 2016 Olympics, the Barcelona forward revealed his dream of winning the Gold medal for the first time in the country's history. Brazil lost to Mexico in the 2012 London Olympics in which Neymar took part. Brazil coach Alexandre Gallo had already confirmed that one of the players above the age of 23 in the Brazil squad will be Neymar. Neymar told the official website of Rio Olympics: "If Brazil haven't won this long awaited Gold medal in football, then it's because our time hasn't yet come. I hope to be part of the group and bring the title to all Brazilians, even more so playing at home. A win at the Maracanã would be something amazing and unforgettable."

Neymar has revealed that he hopes to play in the Olympic Games hosted by Brazil in 2016.

Excited about wearing the Brazil shirt in the 2016 Olympics, the Barcelona forward revealed his dream of winning the Gold medal for the first time in the country's history. Brazil lost to Mexico in the 2012 London Olympics in which Neymar took part. Brazil coach Alexandre Gallo had already confirmed that one of the players above the age of 23 in the Brazil squad will be Neymar. Neymar told the official website of Rio Olympics: "If Brazil haven't won this long awaited Gold medal in football, then it's because our time hasn't yet come. I hope to be part of the group and bring the title to all Brazilians, even more so playing at home. A win at the Maracanã would be something amazing and unforgettable."

 

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<![CDATA[Cruzeiro have a deal in place to sign talented youngster Pará from Bahia]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68624_cruzeiro_have_a_deal_in_place_to_sign_talented_youngster_para_from_bahia.html 

Just bureaucratic details are left to officially announce the transfer.
Cruzeiro have confirmed that they've closed the deal to bring 19-year-old full-back Pará from Bahia. They'll purchase 50% economic-rights of Pará and midfielder Souza will be loaned to Bahia until the end of Série B. Bahia will keep 30% rights of him and the remaining 20% are held by agents. There's a meeting scheduled in Belo Horizonte and after that the player should have his medical. Cruzeiro supervisor Benecy Queiroz told ESPN Brasil: "We closed the deal and we will get half of the rights of Pará."

Just bureaucratic details are left to officially announce the transfer.

Cruzeiro have confirmed that they've closed the deal to bring 19-year-old full-back Pará from Bahia. They'll purchase 50% economic-rights of Pará and midfielder Souza will be loaned to Bahia until the end of Série B. Bahia will keep 30% rights of him and the remaining 20% are held by agents. There's a meeting scheduled in Belo Horizonte and after that the player should have his medical. Cruzeiro supervisor Benecy Queiroz told ESPN Brasil: "We closed the deal and we will get half of the rights of Pará."

 

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<![CDATA[São Paulo's offer for Éder Álvarez Balanta has been rejected]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68623_sao_paulo_s_offer_for_eder_alvarez_balanta_has_been_rejected.html 

River Plate's president confirmed that they've turned São Paulo's offer for the Colombian defender.
São Paulo are in the market for a young defender and had previously made an offer to sign Dória from Marseille but the French club refused to release him. They turned their attention towards River Plate's Éder Álvarez Balanta but the proposal was rejected. Rodolfo D'Onofrio told Argentine newspaper Olé: "River will not sell to São Paulo. In addition, the offer didn't satisfy us and we will not strengthen a direct rival in the Libertadores."

River Plate's president confirmed that they've turned São Paulo's offer for the Colombian defender.

São Paulo are in the market for a young defender and had previously made an offer to sign Dória from Marseille but the French club refused to release him. They turned their attention towards River Plate's Éder Álvarez Balanta but the proposal was rejected. Rodolfo D'Onofrio told Argentine newspaper Olé: "River will not sell to São Paulo. In addition, the offer didn't satisfy us and we will not strengthen a direct rival in the Libertadores."

 

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<![CDATA[Manchester United's Rafael takes up golf while recovering]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68620_manchester_united_s_rafael_takes_up_golf_while_recovering.htmlIt seems as if Rafael is enjoying himself while recovering from the fractured cheekbone that has ruled him out for the past few weeks.

The Brazilian right back posted a picture on Twitter that shows him dressed in his full golf gear. Perhaps his golf handicap has improved this season as he has struggled to get on the Manchester United team sheet ahead of Antonio Valencia.

Rafael recently returned to the Manchester United bench but will be hoping for playing time this weekend when United face Leicester. The last time the two clubs met was in September when the Foxes beat the Reds 5-3.

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<![CDATA[Chelsea's Willian: 'There was more pressure at Corinthians']]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68618_chelsea_s_willian___there_was_more_pressure_at_corinthians_.htmlChelsea midfielder Willian has made the startling claim that playing for Chelsea is a lot less stressful than playing for Corinthians.

The 26 year old started his career at Corinthians in 2006 and insists the crowd there are harder to please than in London.

"It depends on each fan. There was more pressure at Corinthians though," Willian told Esporte, "But there were differences with both teams, positive and negative. At Corinthians, when the team is playing well, you're in heaven, when the team is not, the crowd build up pressure. Here the crowd is more cautious, as if you were in a theatre."

Willian has played in 31 of Chelsea's 35 games this season and is looking forward to next month's Champions League tie against Paris SG. Even if it means playing against some Brazilian friends.

"David Luiz is a great friend of mine, and others also: Thiago Silva, Maxwell, Lucas, Marquinhos. But from the moment the referee blows the whistle, everyone has to defend their colours".

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<![CDATA[Chelsea's Diego Costa handed violent conduct charge]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68617_chelsea_s_diego_costa_handed_violent_conduct_charge.htmlChelsea striker Diego Costa has been charged by the FA for violent conduct after his stamp on Emre Can in the semi final of the Carling Cup.

Costa now faces a three match ban and will miss Chelsea's crunch game against Manchester City this weekend. The incident took place in the first half prompting an angry response from Liverpool staff.

Costa was also accused of stamping again in the second period, this time on Martin Skrtel. The FA have cleared him of this accusation.

The forward has until 6pm today to appeal.

"Diego Costa has been charged by The FA for violent conduct following an on-field incident which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video," read an FA statement.

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<![CDATA[Willian desperate for a trophy with Chelsea]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68615_willian_desperate_for_a_trophy_with_chelsea.htmlChelsea midfielder Willian has told reporters how badly he wants to win the Carling Cup and secure his first trophy for the club.

Willian helped Chelsea progress to the final of the competition after an extra time victory over Liverpool. The midfielder provided the assist for Ivanovic to score and is now looking forward to the final.

"The feeling of winning a game like this is very good, because it is an important tie, with two very tough matches. I feel happy because my goal since I came to Chelsea was always to play for titles," said Willian.

Chelsea now play Manchester City this weekend in a game which could decide the fate of the Premier League title.

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<![CDATA[New Arsenal signing Gabriel Paulista has "huge desire to play in the Premier League"]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68598_new_arsenal_signing_gabriel_paulista_has__huge_desire_to_play_in_the_premier_league_.htmlNew Arsenal signing Gabriel Paulista has admitted he has a “huge desire to play in the Premier League.”

The 24 year-old completed his move from Villarreal for a reported fee of €15 million on Wednesday and is eager to prove his worth in England.

"I came from a club that is not that big in Brazilian football," he told Arsenal’s official website. ”I went to Spanish football and that was another dream come true, to play in Europe. A while ago I had a really huge desire to play in the Premier League, so since that point I put it in my head that I really wanted to do it.

"I had a talk with my family and I told them that it was my dream to play in the Premier League. I am arriving at a big club and the fans can expect to find a Gabriel with a great will to help everyone. Not just thinking of me as an individual, because to me that is not important. I care more about helping the team and my team-mates. 

I want to help everyone, so the fans can expect a Gabriel that on the field has a lot of will to be able to help the team win important things."

 

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<![CDATA[Pereira could be on way out at Manchester United ]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68593_pereira_could_be_on_way_out_at_manchester_united_.htmlManchester United teenager Andreas Pereira is rumoured to be on the radar of several European giants, as his agent rejected United’s latest contract offer.

 Roma, AC Milan, Paris Saint-German and Bayern Munich are all believed to be interested in the 19-year-old attacking midfielder, who has found first team opportunities limited in Manchester.

Pereira, who was born in Belgium to Brazilian parents, told the Brazilian media: "My agent is taking care of everything. I talk to him about the issue, but he asks that I only focus on the field. Van Gaal told me to take it easy, that he will give me a chance among the professionals because I have talent. Since when Van Gaal took over the club, we have been talking. He always does that."

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<![CDATA[Chelsea: Mourinho backs Diego Costa]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68592_chelsea__mourinho_backs_diego_costa.htmlChelsea striker Diego Costa received support from manager Jose Mourinho, after the Brazilian appeared to stamp on both Liverpool’s Emre Can and Martin Skrtel in separate incidents as his side won 1-0 in last night’s Capital One Cup semi-final clash.

Mourinho, who has recently been derided as paranoid by sections of the English press, was particularly critical of an unnamed television pundit, understood to have been former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp.

"I don't know what you understand by stamp," Mourinho said. "I think maybe you are already influenced by... I'm going to use a word which put me in trouble but I think this time I cannot be punished to say that there is a campaign on the television with a certain pundit that is saying Diego Costa 'crimes'. This guy must be nuts.”

The Portuguese contined: "What you call stamps and Sky calls crimes, I have to say absolutely accidental. He goes to the ball, he chases the ball, as the opponent is on the floor, they have a contact, he puts his foot there when he's looking to the ball.

"Great campaign. We know how much that pundit loves Chelsea and particularly loves me."

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<![CDATA[Milan and Valencia consider Paulinho bids]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68588_milan_and_valencia_consider_paulinho_bids.htmlTottenham midfielder Paulinho is in demand, with both AC Milan and FC Valencia considering transfer offers for the 26-year-old according to Lancenet.                                               

The former Corinthians man is unhappy with a lack of playing time under Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane and is keen for a move in order to improve his chances of making Brazil’s squad for this summer’s Copa America in Chile.

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<![CDATA[Fluminense midfielder Darío Conca denies he is joining Shanghai SIPG for the money]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68589_fluminense_midfielder_dario_conca_denies_he_is_joining_shanghai_sipg_for_the_money.htmlFluminense midfielder Darío Conca has denied he is joining Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG for the money.

The 31 year-old is expected to sign a deal worth around $22 million across two years when the transfer is complete, but despite such obvious financial gains, he insists that issues at Fluminense are forcing him out.

"Certainly (the reason for my departure is) the internal problems, some things that happen within the club, make me consider departure as the best way,” he told SporTV.

"If I had a better plan provided by Fluminense, it would be more difficult for me to accept the transfer. I will not speak ill of anyone, I am grateful to Fluminense and the people who are there. But I'm not just for the money, not.”

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<![CDATA[Report: Juventus close in on €11 million deal for Fluminense midfielder Gerson]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68586_report__juventus_close_in_on____11_million_deal_for_fluminense_midfielder_gerson.htmlJuventus are closing in on a deal for Fluminense midfielder Gerson, according to reports.

Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sports claims that the Bianconeri are ready to bid €11 million for the 17 year-old - €2 million for the than €9 million they reportedly initially offered.

Gerson is currently representing Brazil’s under-20 side at the 2015 South American Youth Football Championship and is yet to make his Brasileirão debut for Fluminense, despite being named as a substitute twice last season.

Juventus are believed to be confident of securing a deal for him to move to the club in the summer, though Internazionale and Manchester City may yet intervene.

 

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<![CDATA[Grêmio officials deny defender Rhodolfo is set to join Internazionale on loan]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68585_gremio_officials_deny_defender_rhodolfo_is_set_to_join_internazionale_on_loan.htmlGrêmio Vice-president Odorico Roman and Executive of football Rui Costa have denied that defender Rhodolfo is set to join Internazionale.

The 28 year-old, who was signed outright from São Paulo earlier this month, has been strongly linked with a switch to the Serie A outfit, but Roman rejects that notion that any bid has been made.

“There is no concrete offer for Rhodolfo,” he said, as reported by Football Italia. Grêmio are not interested in selling the player.”

Roman’s stance was further back up by Rui Costa. He admits Inter have been interested, but also suggests they are yet to make a concrete offer.

“All of our players can be negotiated for if there's a good offer for the club and for the player, but this is not the case,” he added. “Inter? They looked at him.”

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<![CDATA[Atlético-PR's Marcos Guilherme wanted by Bayern Munich and Shakhtar]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68584_atletico-pr_s_marcos_guilherme_wanted_by_bayern_munich_and_shakhtar.html 

Marcos Guilherme is part of the Brazil squad taking part in the U20 Sudamericano in Uruguay.
He's also having a very good tournament and has scored three goals for Brazil in the tournament, so far. As mentioned in Gazeta do Povo, Marcos Guilherme's representative Rafael Stival has revealed that the good performances of the Brazilian has already attracted the interests of foreign clubs. Both Bayern Munich and Shakhtar Donetsk have made inquiries but no proposal has been made. An Italian investment group also showed interest. The player is believed to have a €30 million release-clause for foreign clubs and the idea is to stay at Atlético-PR at least until the Olympic Games in 2016.

Marcos Guilherme is part of the Brazil squad taking part in the U20 Sudamericano in Uruguay.

He's also having a very good tournament and has scored three goals for Brazil in the tournament, so far. As mentioned in Gazeta do Povo, Marcos Guilherme's representative Rafael Stival has revealed that the good performances of the Brazilian has already attracted the interests of foreign clubs. Both Bayern Munich and Shakhtar Donetsk have made inquiries but no proposal has been made. An Italian investment group also showed interest. The player is believed to have a €30 million release-clause for foreign clubs and the idea is to stay at Atlético-PR at least until the Olympic Games in 2016.

 

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<![CDATA[Manchester City's Fernandinho chosen by Shakhtar fans as the best Brazilian in their history]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68582_manchester_city_s_fernandinho_chosen_by_shakhtar_fans_as_the_best_brazilian_in_their_history.html 

Fernandinho joined Manchester City from Shakhtar in 2013 after spending most of his career in Ukraine.
Fans of Shakhtar have chosen Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho as the best Brazilian footballer to have ever played for them. Shakhtar bought him from Atlético Paranaense in Brazil and he played there from 2005 to 2013. Jádson, who currently plays on loan at Corinthians, came second in the voting. Jádson was also bought from Atlético Paranaense and wore their shirt from 2005 to 2011. Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano, who has been with the club since 2007, came third with 10% of the votes.

Fernandinho joined Manchester City from Shakhtar in 2013 after spending most of his career in Ukraine.

Fans of Shakhtar have chosen Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho as the best Brazilian footballer to have ever played for them. Shakhtar bought him from Atlético Paranaense in Brazil and he played there from 2005 to 2013. Jádson, who currently plays on loan at Corinthians, came second in the voting. Jádson was also bought from Atlético Paranaense and wore their shirt from 2005 to 2011. Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano, who has been with the club since 2007, came third with 10% of the votes.

 

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<![CDATA[Roma's offer for Luiz Adriano considered low by Shakhtar]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68581_roma_s_offer_for_luiz_adriano_considered_low_by_shakhtar.html 

Brazilian striker has got the green light from coach Mircea Lucescu to go to Rome.
With the player willing to join Roma and the approval of coach Lucescu already in hand, the only thing stopping Luiz Adriano from being a Roma player would be the new demands of the Ukrainian club. As reported by SportMediaset, AS Roma have offered €2 million initially, plus €8m to buy him later on in the summer but Shakhtar are demanding a total of €12m to release the striker. Earlier, Luiz Adriano had made it clear that he'd leave Shakhtar if the proposal satisfies his club. Shakhtar CEO Sergei Palkin told: "We are dealing. We will see in the next few days."

Brazilian striker has got the green light from coach Mircea Lucescu to go to Rome.

With the player willing to join Roma and the approval of coach Lucescu already in hand, the only thing stopping Luiz Adriano from being a Roma player would be the new demands of the Ukrainian club. As reported by SportMediaset, AS Roma have offered €2 million initially, plus €8m to buy him later on in the summer but Shakhtar are demanding a total of €12m to release the striker. Earlier, Luiz Adriano had made it clear that he'd leave Shakhtar if the proposal satisfies his club. Shakhtar CEO Sergei Palkin told: "We are dealing. We will see in the next few days."

 

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<![CDATA[Manchester United watch Benfica duo]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68578_manchester_united_watch_benfica_duo.htmlIt seems that Manchester United are keen to continue to spend as they set their sights on Anderson Talisca and Eduardo Salvio of Benfica.

According to Portugese paper O Jogo, Manchester United sent scouts to watch the two players in Benfica's shock 1-0 loss against Pacos Ferreira last night.

Salvio is a right winger with experience in both Spain and Portugal despite his young age of 24. 20 year old Brazilian Talisca is said to be the most promising with 9 goals in 18 games this season in either an attacking midfield role or as a striker.

Critics would argue that defenders are more suitable for United at this stage of the season but the rumours are persisting. Manchester United would have to fork out over €40 million just to meet Talisca's release clause alone.

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<![CDATA[Phillippe Coutinho continues to impress]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68577_phillippe_coutinho_continues_to_impress.htmlOne crumb of comfort for Liverpool fans after last night's loss in the Carling Cup was the performance of Phillippe Coutinho.

The young Brazilian was a nuisance to the Chelsea team all night and is starting to emmerge as Liverpool's key player as they continue their revival.

At one point in the first half the midfielder ran with the ball for a whole 60 yards before twisting his way into space on the edge of the area. Unfortunately his shot was beaten away but from then on Chelsea stuck two men to him like glue.

Coutinho was also quick to close down Chelsea attacks and his running off the ball was of the highest quality.

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<![CDATA[Diego Costa accused of stamping]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68576_diego_costa_accused_of_stamping.htmlDiego Costa continues to ruffle a number of feathers in the English game and Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is just the latest.

Rodgers has accused Costa of stamping not once but twice in the Capital One Cup semi final last night. The incidents occurred on both Emre Can and Martin Skrtel and the striker could now be at the centre of an investigation by the Football Association.

"He [Costa] is an outstanding player – he obviously has this edge to him," Rodgers told The Guardian, "We see the TV incidents, the two that he had. The one with Emre Can, that was poor, I felt. He could easily hurdle over the young player but he directs his studs right on to his ankle, which could have been nasty. And the one with Martin Skrtel – again, there’s no need to do it."

Jose Mourinho viewed the two incidents differently and called them 'completely accidental.'

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<![CDATA[Mourinho: 'My Ramires is back']]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68574_mourinho___my_ramires_is_back_.htmlJose Mourinho has praised the impact of Ramires after the Brazilian midfielder helped Chelsea to victory last night in the Capital One Cup.

Ramires has struggled for playing time this campaign with form and a number of niggling injuries halting his progress. But last night he seemed at his energetic best after coming on early in the second half of Chelsea's extra time win.

 

My Ramires is back, that's the second best news of the day.
"The first to be in the final but to have our Ramires back after weeks of work and sacrifice."

"My Ramires is back, that's the second best news of the day. The first to be in the final but to have our Ramires back after weeks of work and sacrifice is brilliant."

 

 

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<![CDATA[Filipe Luís a doubt for Chelsea]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68573_filipe_luis_a_doubt_for_chelsea.htmlAfter the euphoria of reaching the Carling Cup final, Chelsea are counting the cost this morning with three players doubtful for the key clash with Manchester City this weekend.

Filipe Luís, Cesc Fabregas and Branislav Ivanović all picked up knocks in Chelsea's extra time win and Mourinho will have their fingers crossed in the hope that the injuries are minor.

"Branislav could finish the game, Fabregas and Filipe couldn't," Mourinho said after the 1-0 win. "Filipe was a calf problem, Fabregas was his hamstring."

Filipe Luís has only just nudged ahead of César Azpilicueta in the fight for the Chelsea left back spot and will be devastated if injury was to now rule him out for a number of weeks. 

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<![CDATA[Cruzeiro want Felipe Gedoz from Brugge but a transfer is difficult]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/68572_cruzeiro_want_felipe_gedoz_from_brugge_but_a_transfer_is_difficult.html 

Club president confirms interest in the Brazilian but Brugge's demands are considered high.
After replacing Ricardo Goulart with Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Cruzeiro approached the Belgian club to know about the availability of Felipe Gedoz who played with De Arrascaeta at Defensor. Cruzeiro are identifying replacements for Éverton Ribeiro who's leaving for Al-Ahli in Dubai. Gilvan told in a press-conference: "He's [Gedoz] been observed. His representative is trying to see if he can bring him to Cruzeiro but it's very expensive. We examined the possibility but signing this player isn't a priority." According to Superesportes MG, Brugge have asked for €7 million to release the 21-year-old attacker.

Club president confirms interest in the Brazilian but Brugge's demands are considered high.

After replacing Ricardo Goulart with Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Cruzeiro approached the Belgian club to know about the availability of Felipe Gedoz who played with De Arrascaeta at Defensor. Cruzeiro are identifying replacements for Éverton Ribeiro who's leaving for Al-Ahli in Dubai. Gilvan told in a press-conference: "He's [Gedoz] been observed. His representative is trying to see if he can bring him to Cruzeiro but it's very expensive. We examined the possibility but signing this player isn't a priority." According to Superesportes MG, Brugge have asked for €7 million to release the 21-year-old attacker.

 

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