<![CDATA[RSS Sambafoot]]>http://sambafoot.com/en(sambafoot.com)sambafoot.comsambafoot.comen-en<![CDATA[Rodrigo Caio gets EU passport, and can go to Europe in the current transfer window]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83798_rodrigo_caio_gets_eu_passport__and_can_go_to_europe_in_the_current_transfer_window.html 

São Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio can complete his transfer to Europe before the end of transfer window on August 31.
On Thursday, Rodrigo Caio received his Italian passport in the city of Napoli. The 23-year-old had travelled to Italy this week, and was spared from Wednesday's Copa do Brasil fixture against Juventude at the Morumbi. With the Italian passport, Rodrigo Caio has more options for clubs in Europe, because he wouldn't have to occupy a non-EU spot. The player has attracted the interest of some major European clubs in recent transfer windows. Lazio have already shown interest and talked with the representatives of the defender, while Sevilla had made an official proposal, which was turned down by São Paulo. Reports from European media have also linked Rodrigo Caio to Hamburg and AC Milan.
After successfully signing Paulo Henrique Ganso, Sevilla have been negotiating for Rodrigo Caio, but the Brazilian club wants €15 million to sell him. The release of the player to take a European passport indicates São Paulo's willingness to sell him in the current transfer window. Rodrigo Caio was called up by Tite on Monday to represent the senior national team in the World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia next month.

São Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio can complete his transfer to Europe before the end of transfer window on August 31.

On Thursday, Rodrigo Caio received his Italian passport in the city of Napoli. The 23-year-old had travelled to Italy this week, and was spared from Wednesday's Copa do Brasil fixture against Juventude at the Morumbi. With the Italian passport, Rodrigo Caio has more options for clubs in Europe, because he wouldn't have to occupy a non-EU spot. The player has attracted the interest of some major European clubs in recent transfer windows. Lazio have already shown interest and talked with the representatives of the defender, while Sevilla had made an official proposal, which was turned down by São Paulo. Reports from European media have also linked Rodrigo Caio to Hamburg and AC Milan.

After successfully signing Paulo Henrique Ganso, Sevilla have been negotiating for Rodrigo Caio, but the Brazilian club wants €15 million to sell him. The release of the player to take a European passport indicates São Paulo's willingness to sell him in the current transfer window. Rodrigo Caio was called up by Tite on Monday to represent the senior national team in the World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia next month.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:46:08 +0000
<![CDATA[Rodrigo Caio gets EU passport, and can go to Europe in the current transfer window]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83797_rodrigo_caio_gets_eu_passport__and_can_go_to_europe_in_the_current_transfer_window.html 

São Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio can complete his transfer to Europe before the end of transfer window on August 31.
On Thursday, Rodrigo Caio received his Italian passport in the city of Napoli. The 23-year-old had travelled to Italy this week, and was spared from Wednesday's Copa do Brasil fixture against Juventude at the Morumbi. With the Italian passport, Rodrigo Caio has more options for clubs in Europe, because he wouldn't have to occupy a non-EU spot. The player has attracted the interest of some major European clubs in recent transfer windows. Lazio have already shown interest and talked with the representatives of the defender, while Sevilla had made an official proposal, which was turned down by São Paulo. Reports from European media have also linked Rodrigo Caio to Hamburg and AC Milan.
After successfully signing Paulo Henrique Ganso, Sevilla have been negotiating for Rodrigo Caio, but the Brazilian club wants €15 million to sell him. The release of the player to take a European passport indicates São Paulo's willingness to sell him in the current transfer window. Rodrigo Caio was called up by Tite on Monday to represent the senior national team in the World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia next month.

São Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio can complete his transfer to Europe before the end of transfer window on August 31.

On Thursday, Rodrigo Caio received his Italian passport in the city of Napoli. The 23-year-old had travelled to Italy this week, and was spared from Wednesday's Copa do Brasil fixture against Juventude at the Morumbi. With the Italian passport, Rodrigo Caio has more options for clubs in Europe, because he wouldn't have to occupy a non-EU spot. The player has attracted the interest of some major European clubs in recent transfer windows. Lazio have already shown interest and talked with the representatives of the defender, while Sevilla had made an official proposal, which was turned down by São Paulo. Reports from European media have also linked Rodrigo Caio to Hamburg and AC Milan.

After successfully signing Paulo Henrique Ganso, Sevilla have been negotiating for Rodrigo Caio, but the Brazilian club wants €15 million to sell him. The release of the player to take a European passport indicates São Paulo's willingness to sell him in the current transfer window. Rodrigo Caio was called up by Tite on Monday to represent the senior national team in the World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia next month.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:46:08 +0000
<![CDATA[Gabigol has arrived in Italy to complete his move to Inter Milan]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83796_gabigol_has_arrived_in_italy_to_complete_his_move_to_inter_milan.html 

Santos striker Gabigol has already arrived in Italy and should be officially announced by Inter Milan in the coming hours.
Through their Twitter account, Inter Milan shared pictures of the Brazilian striker arriving at the airport, where he was received very well by the club's supporters. It's worth noting that there's a clause in the contract of Gabigol which forces Santos to release the 19-year-old for an offer of €18 million. The rest would be transferred to the player himself, who holds 40% of his economic rights. The share of investment group Doyen would be deposited in court by Santos. Earlier this month, Juventus and Inter Milan had officially presented proposals of €20 million and €25 million, respectively. Gabigol, who won the Gold medal in men's football in the Olympic Games, was waiting for the end of the competition to decide his future. According to Lance!, Leicester City and Atlético Madrid had also submitted offers for the attacker, but the Nerazzurri were more convincing. The expectation is that the player is presented to his new club only in January 2017, after the end of the Brazilian Championship. In Italy, Gabigol will see the club's facilities and perform medical tests. If approved, the official announcement of the signing should be made in the next few hours.

Santos striker Gabigol has already arrived in Italy and should be officially announced as a new player of Inter Milan in the coming hours.

Through their Twitter account, Inter Milan shared pictures of the Brazilian striker arriving at the airport, where he was received very well by the club's supporters. It's worth noting that there's a clause in the contract of Gabigol which forces Santos to release the 19-year-old for an offer of €18 million. The rest would be transferred to the player himself, who holds 40% of his economic rights. The share of investment group Doyen would be deposited in court by Santos. Earlier this month, Juventus and Inter Milan had officially presented proposals of €20 million and €25 million, respectively. Gabigol, who won the Gold medal in men's football in the Olympic Games, was waiting for the end of the competition to decide his future. According to Lance!, Leicester City and Atlético Madrid had also submitted offers for the attacker, but the Nerazzurri were more convincing. The expectation is that the player is presented to his new club only in January 2017, after the end of the Brazilian Championship. In Italy, Gabigol will see the club's facilities and perform medical tests. If approved, the official announcement of the signing should be made in the next few hours.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:43:57 +0000
<![CDATA[Crystal Palace offered £5 million signing bonus and €3 million annually, but Lucas Lima rejects]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83795_crystal_palace_offered___5_million_signing_bonus_and____3_million_annually__but_lucas_lima_rejects.html 

Premier League club Crystal Palace approached Santos playmaker Lucas Lima directly to offer signing bonus of £5 million and annual wages of £3 million, but the player rejected a transfer.
According to the information from Globo Esporte, Crystal Palace made a proposal to Lucas Lima The offer came through agent André Cury, who recently accompanied a representative of Barcelona at Santos' Vila Belmiro stadium to watch the attacking midfielder. Wagner Ribeiro, who takes care of the player's career, had already confirmed this week that his client turned down an offer from England. The proposal from Crystal Palace included a signing bonus of £5 million, plus £3 million per-year, but it was rejected by Lucas Lima. There was also contact from China, but the Asian market did not interest the 26-year-old. With the international transfer window closing on Wednesday, Lucas Lima is awaiting a definition on his future. The player has a contract until the end of 2017. Santos owns just 10% of the economic rights of the player, and has no interest in getting rid of him. Investment group Doyen has a share of 80%, while agent Édson Khodor owns the remaining 10%.

Premier League club Crystal Palace approached Santos playmaker Lucas Lima directly to offer signing bonus of £5 million and annual wages of £3 million, but the player rejected a transfer.

According to the information from Globo Esporte, Crystal Palace made a proposal to Lucas Lima The offer came through agent André Cury, who recently accompanied a representative of Barcelona at Santos' Vila Belmiro stadium to watch the attacking midfielder. Wagner Ribeiro, who takes care of the player's career, had already confirmed this week that his client turned down an offer from England. The proposal from Crystal Palace included a signing bonus of £5 million, plus £3 million per-year, but it was rejected by Lucas Lima. There was also contact from China, but the Asian market did not interest the 26-year-old. With the international transfer window closing on Wednesday, Lucas Lima is awaiting a definition on his future. The player has a contract until the end of 2017. Santos owns just 10% of the economic rights of the player, and has no interest in getting rid of him. Investment group Doyen has a share of 80%, while agent Édson Khodor owns the remaining 10%.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:39:49 +0000
<![CDATA[Willian in contention for Chelsea start against Burnley]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83791_willian_in_contention_for_chelsea_start_against_burnley.htmlChelsea winger Willian is in contention to start tomorrow’s Premier League encounter against Burnley at Stamford Bridge. The Brazilian picked up a calf injury shortly before the Blues’ 2-1 win over Watford last Saturday, causing him to miss out.

Willian was called into the Brazil squad for September qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia by new boss Tite, with the caveat that his fitness would be assessed prior to his call up. Earlier this week, Willian moved to allay fears that he might miss out on the September double header.

“I believe that next Saturday I will already be back playing and tomorrow I will be training with my teammates. I am always in touch with the national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar and he asks me how I am. Every day I feel better. I hope that I will not have problems play with the Brazilian team.”

His manager Antonio Conte suggested that Willian was in contention to start this weekend, telling reporters at his Friday press conference, “He had a good session with the team today. We have to check tomorrow and then choose.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:14:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Gabigol flies in to Milan to agree Inter move]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83790_gabigol_flies_in_to_milan_to_agree_inter_move.htmlSantos forward Gabriel Barbosa will join Inter Milan this weekend. The Olympic gold medallist had four offers on the table, thought to be from Inter, Juventus, Leicester City and Atletico Madrid. His agent Wágner Ribeiro said on Thursday that Gabriel will consider the offers and make a choice whether to move, or whether to stay with Santos for the next few months over the weekend.

The 19 year old, who can play all across a front three, flew into Milan on Friday, as confirmed by Inter Milan’s official twitter feed. On Thursday, his agent had said, “I think that by tomorrow we will decide this,” Ribeiro said.

“I can not reveal what the proposals are, but I guarantee that by next week you will know what will happen, if he will stay in Brazil or go to Europe.” The transfer window closes in Europe on Wednesday evening.

Gabigol has been called into the senior Brazil squad for the first time for September World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia. Wágner also represents Barbosa’s Santos teammate Lucas Lima and he revealed that Lucas had turned down an offer from an English club, thought to be Crystal Palace. “There was a proposal from England this week for Lucas Lima, but he was not interested,"

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<![CDATA[Two clubs, from England and Italy, were ready to bid €50 million for Casemiro]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83776_two_clubs__from_england_and_italy__were_ready_to_bid____50_million_for_casemiro.html 

According to Spanish press, Real Madrid's Brazilian defensive midfielder Casemiro had proposals from teams in Italy and England.
Casemiro was considered to be a key part of the Real Madrid side that lifted the UEFA Champions League season. Spanish newspaper MARCA said on Wednesday that, two teams, one from England and the other from Italy, were willing to offer up to €50 million for the player, but he's considered nontransferable by Real Madrid. The newspaper points out that Real Madrid did not even hear the offers for Casemiro, who has release clause of €200 million. Moreover, Casemiro has no desire to leave the Santiago Bernabéu, after winning a regular spot in the starting lineup of Zinedine Zidane. The newspaper also says that Real Madrid are convinced with Casemiro's performances, and hence decided not to follow up the interest in Paul Pogba, Kanté and Moussa Sissoko.

According to Spanish press, Real Madrid's Brazilian defensive midfielder Casemiro had proposals from teams in Italy and England.

Casemiro was considered to be a key part of the Real Madrid side that lifted the UEFA Champions League season. Spanish newspaper MARCA said on Wednesday that, two teams, one from England and the other from Italy, were willing to offer up to €50 million for the player, but he's considered nontransferable by Real Madrid. The newspaper points out that Real Madrid did not even hear the offers for Casemiro, who has release clause of €200 million. Moreover, Casemiro has no desire to leave the Santiago Bernabéu, after winning a regular spot in the starting lineup of Zinedine Zidane. The newspaper also says that Real Madrid are convinced with Casemiro's performances, and hence decided not to follow up the interest in Paul Pogba, Kanté and Moussa Sissoko.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:08:52 +0000
<![CDATA[Monitored by Barcelona, Douglas Santos says he's happy at Atlético Mineiro]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83775_monitored_by_barcelona__douglas_santos_says_he_s_happy_at_atletico_mineiro.html 

Valued for his performances for Atlético Mineiro and the Brazilian national team in the Olympic Games, left-back Douglas Santos has been attracting interest from Europe.
During the Olympics where Brazil won Gold, Douglas Santos was monitored by the scouts of Barcelona. For the player, it is normal to be valued after an important achievement, but he's fully focused at Atlético Mineiro. After winning the Gold medal with the Seleção, Douglas expressed his desire to fight for the Brasileirão and Copa do Brasil this year.
Douglas is being monitored by Barcelona since March, when he played friendlies for Brazil's Olympic team. In the United States, he was scouted during the friendly against Panama when Dunga handed him a start. Other clubs in Europe like Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool, Arsenal and Valencia have also expressed an interest in the player.
Douglas said: "Everyone would be valued after such an achievement. Everyone committed to the full, gave life, blood on the field. I'm happy here, my focus is here. The future belongs to God and I leave it in his hands. Now you go in search of other dreams, win the Brazilian Championship and Copa do Brasil."

Valued for his performances for Atlético Mineiro and the Brazilian national team in the Olympic Games, left-back Douglas Santos has been attracting interest from Europe.

During the Olympics where Brazil won Gold, Douglas Santos was monitored by the scouts of Barcelona. For the player, it is normal to be valued after an important achievement, but he's fully focused at Atlético Mineiro. After winning the Gold medal with the Seleção, Douglas expressed his desire to fight for the Brasileirão and Copa do Brasil this year.
Douglas is being monitored by Barcelona since March, when he played friendlies for Brazil's Olympic team. In the United States, he was scouted during the friendly against Panama when Dunga handed him a start. Other clubs in Europe like Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool, Arsenal and Valencia have also expressed an interest in the player.

Douglas said: "Everyone would be valued after such an achievement. Everyone committed to the full, gave life, blood on the field. I'm happy here, my focus is here. The future belongs to God and I leave it in his hands. Now you go in search of other dreams, win the Brazilian Championship and Copa do Brasil."

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:07:12 +0000
<![CDATA[AS Roma can offer €43 million to buy both Gabigol and Thiago Maia from Santos]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83774_as_roma_can_offer____43_million_to_buy_both_gabigol_and_thiago_maia_from_santos.html 

After Juventus and Inter Milan had made official proposals for Gabigol, it was the turn of Napoli and AS Roma to make an attempt for Santos' young talents.
But it's not just Gabigol who interests the Italian clubs. According to the information from Brazilian newspaper Lance!, Napoli want right-back Daniel Guedes and midfielder Thiago Maia, and would be willing to offer €20 million for both. But AS Roma are reportedly planning a bigger proposal. The team from the Italian capital, who have already signed former Santos right-back Bruno Peres in the current transfer window, beckons with a €43 million proposal to buy Gabigol and Thiago Maia. However, the offer hasn't been made official.
It's worth noting that there's a clause in the contract of Gabigol which forces the club to release the 19-year-old for an offer of €18 million. The rest would be transferred to the player himself, who holds 40% of his economic rights. The share of investment group Doyen would be deposited in court by the club. Juventus and Inter Milan had officially presented proposals of €20 million and €25 million, respectively. In an interview with Rádio Globo, Santos president Modesto Roma revealed that the club has accepted two proposals for Gabigol, and that the decision is in the hands of the player and his staff.

After Juventus and Inter Milan had made official proposals for Gabigol, it was the turn of Napoli and AS Roma to make an attempt for Santos' young talents.

But it's not just Gabigol who interests the Italian clubs. According to the information from Brazilian newspaper Lance!, Napoli want right-back Daniel Guedes and midfielder Thiago Maia, and would be willing to offer €20 million for both. But AS Roma are reportedly planning a bigger proposal. The team from the Italian capital, who have already signed former Santos right-back Bruno Peres in the current transfer window, beckons with a €43 million proposal to buy Gabigol and Thiago Maia. However, the offer hasn't been made official.

It's worth noting that there's a clause in the contract of Gabigol which forces the club to release the 19-year-old for an offer of €18 million. The rest would be transferred to the player himself, who holds 40% of his economic rights. The share of investment group Doyen would be deposited in court by the club. Juventus and Inter Milan had officially presented proposals of €20 million and €25 million, respectively. In an interview with Rádio Globo, Santos president Modesto Roma revealed that the club has accepted two proposals for Gabigol, and that the decision is in the hands of the player and his staff.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:05:13 +0000
<![CDATA[Monaco wants €30 million from Manchester United for Fabinho]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83773_monaco_wants____30_million_from_manchester_united_for_fabinho.html 

Brazilian right-back Fabinho scored Monaco's winning goal against Villarreal on Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League playoffs.
Fabinho can leave Monaco in the current transfer window, with Manchester United manager José Mourinho believed to be an admirer of the player. A day after Fabinho scored the winner over Villarreal, which sealed the team's qualification to the UEFA Champions League group stages, France Football reported that Manchester United may be the player's next destination. The former Fluminense man would be a main target for José Mourinho to boost his team's defense before the end of the transfer window. According to the publication, the Brazilian would have the permission to leave Monaco after the UEFA Champions League playoffs. The interest of Manchester United in Fabinho came after the arrival of Mourinho. The Portuguese coach worked with Fabinho at Real Madrid and has given the approval to begin negotiations to sign him. According to L'Équipe, Monaco wants at least €30 million to release the 22-year-old. Revealed by Fluminense, Fabinho joined the B team of Real Madrid in 2013 after passing through Portuguese side Rio Ave. In France, the right-back has established himself as one of the team's major players and scored eight goals in 47 games last season.

Brazilian right-back Fabinho scored Monaco's winning goal against Villarreal on Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League playoffs.

Fabinho can leave Monaco in the current transfer window, with Manchester United manager José Mourinho believed to be an admirer of the player. A day after Fabinho scored the winner over Villarreal, which sealed the team's qualification to the UEFA Champions League group stages, France Football reported that Manchester United may be the player's next destination. The former Fluminense man would be a main target for José Mourinho to boost his team's defense before the end of the transfer window. According to the publication, the Brazilian would have the permission to leave Monaco after the UEFA Champions League playoffs. The interest of Manchester United in Fabinho came after the arrival of Mourinho. The Portuguese coach worked with Fabinho at Real Madrid and has given the approval to begin negotiations to sign him.

According to L'Équipe, Monaco wants at least €30 million to release the 22-year-old. Revealed by Fluminense, Fabinho joined the B team of Real Madrid in 2013 after passing through Portuguese side Rio Ave. In France, the right-back has established himself as one of the team's major players and scored eight goals in 47 games last season.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:03:16 +0000
<![CDATA[Lucas Lima admits interest from Premier League club with Crystal Palace linked]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83772_lucas_lima_admits_interest_from_premier_league_club_with_crystal_palace_linked.htmlBrazilian outlet UOL Esporte claims that Premier League club Crystal Palace have made an approach for Santos’ Lucas Lima. The 25 year old has been continually been linked with moves to Europe since January, but has thus far stayed put at Santos.

The player is reportedly waiting for a big offer from a European club. UOL claims that Crystal Palace made enquiries for the player, but were only interested in a loan deal with an option to buy, which the player and club were not attracted to.

Lima himself has confirmed that he has had one offer from England and one from China, but it is thought that he has his heart set on a move to Spain, “Anything is possible. A lot can happen in the window. I speak generally. The Olympics is over now and it will be busy.

“I'm happy for the team, the campaign in Brazil. I am calm. There has been speculation in the press and not everything that comes out in the press was true. I am calm. At the beginning of the window it hindered me a little, now I'm down to earth, quiet.

“I had something from England and from China in this window, which I did not hear about in the media. Some clubs approach you and do not come out in the press," he concluded. 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:57:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Atletico-MG midfielder Rafael Carioca an injury doubt for Brazil]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83771_atletico-mg_midfielder_rafael_carioca_an_injury_doubt_for_brazil.htmlAtletico-MG midfielder Rafael Carioca is a doubt for Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Colombia next week. The Galo number 5 twisted his ankle in his team’s 1-1 Copa do Brasil draw with Ponte Preta on Wednesday night.

Rafael was called into Tite’s first squad earlier in the week, his first ever call up to the senior squad. However, he was forced to leave the pitch after landing heavily and turning his ankle, even with all of Atletico’s substitutions used, he could not continue.

The midfielder left the stadium with his ankle heavily iced, telling SporTV, “If I could have, I would have gone on. But now we wait. It does not hurt so much now because I have ice on it, but let’s see the effect and see the pain that I feel later.”

Rafael will have a scan on Thursday to assess whether there is any ligament damage, with Brazil and Atletico team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar saying, “Rafael wants to play in Sunday's game (against Gremio) and for the national team. Let's wait and do some scans, but certainly the situation is worrying.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:22:59 +0000
<![CDATA[Fernando Prass says Gabriel Jesus will be ready for Manchester City in january]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83759_fernando_prass_says_gabriel_jesus_will_be_ready_for_manchester_city_in_january.htmlPalmeiras goalkeeper Fernando Prass believes Manchester City will have a much more rounded player when teenage striker Gabriel Jesús joins them in January. The 19 year old agreed a deal to join the Premier League club this month, but will stay with Palmeiras until the conclusion of the Brasileirão in December.

38 year old teammate Prass thinks that holding off on the move to England for another six months will aid his development, “It will be good for Gabriel, for Palmeiras and Manchester City. Manchester City will get a much more evolved player, Olympic champion, God willing Brazilian champion and already some qualifying games played for Brazil, which is a very good experience for him.”

Jesús, who played a starring role in Brazil’s recent Olympic gold, was humbled by the words of his teammate. Gabriel wore a Prass goalkeeper shirt when he collected his medal in Rio, after Prass was prevented from participating in the games because of an elbow injury.

“Prass helped me a lot when I went up to the first team at Palmeiras and helped me a lot in the national team. He was chosen on merit, but did not play in the Olympics because of misfortune. He was part of the group and won gold as we did.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:55:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Douglas Santos plays down interest from la Liga and Premier League]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83758_douglas_santos_plays_down_interest_from_la_liga_and_premier_league.htmlAtlético Mineiro left-back Douglas Santos says that he will stay with the Brazilian club for the foreseeable future, despite reported interest from Barcelona, Valencia and Arsenal. Douglas was part of Brazil’s recent Olympic squad that won the gold medal in Brazil.

Santos has been linked with several clubs during the summer and playing an integral part in his country’s recent triumph will have yielded more attention from European clubs. However, with seven days left of the European transfer window, it’s likely that he will stay with Galo for now.

“Everyone played a part in the achievement [winning the Olympics]. Everyone committed to it fully, gave their life and blood on the field. I'm happy here, my focus is here. The future belongs to God and I leave it in his hands," he said at a press conference at Cidade do Galo.

“Now the focus changes. This task I have performed, won the medal, lived the dream. Now I go in search of other dreams, to win the Brasileirão and another Copa do Brasil,” he concluded.

Atlético say that no offers have come in for the 22 year old left-back yet, but it is thought that they would entertain a sale, after an anticipated move to China failed to materialise for star striker Lucas Pratto. 

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<![CDATA[Concerned about interest from Europe, Fluminense are hoping to keep Gustavo Scarpa and Douglas]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83754_concerned_about_interest_from_europe__fluminense_are_hoping_to_keep_gustavo_scarpa_and_douglas.html 

Fluminense's Gustavo Scarpa and Douglas are valued for their performances this season, and both players are being monitored by European clubs.
The market that worries Fluminense is Europe because teams from the major leagues can make signings until August 31. Thus, Fluminense have started a countdown to make sure two of their key players are not negotiated in the middle of the Brazilian Championship. The most valued player in the squad is midfielder Gustavo Scarpa. The board has no interest in releasing the midfielder, who has his release clause kept strictly confidential. It is important at this time because the club have ensured that they will only release him if the clause is paid in full. Especially after the departure of striker Fred, Gustavo Scarpa took a prominent role at Fluminense, and has shown so much commitment to his team. Once he returned to the team following an injury, Scarpa regained good form and has been important in the team's rush towards top-4. With six goals made, the 22-year-old is the second highest assist provider in the league this season, behind Palmeiras' attacking midfielder Dudu, who has eight.
In addition to Scarpa, another player who has attracted the interest of Europeans is Douglas. And this occurred even before his rise to the professional team. According to UOL Esporte, PSV Eindhoven had a proposal rejected by Fluminense, who wanted to use Douglas in the first team. And it did not take long, as the midfielder has assumed a prominent role in the starting lineup. Meanwhile, French press have also linked the player with a move to Marseille.

Fluminense's Gustavo Scarpa and Douglas are valued for their performances this season, and both players are being monitored by European clubs.

The market that worries Fluminense is Europe because teams from the major leagues can make signings until August 31. Thus, Fluminense have started a countdown to make sure two of their key players are not negotiated in the middle of the Brazilian Championship. The most valued player in the squad is midfielder Gustavo Scarpa. The board has no interest in releasing the midfielder, who has his release clause kept strictly confidential. It is important at this time because the club have ensured that they will only release him if the clause is paid in full. Especially after the departure of striker Fred, Gustavo Scarpa took a prominent role at Fluminense, and has shown so much commitment to his team. Once he returned to the team following an injury, Scarpa regained good form and has been important in the team's rush towards top-4. With six goals made, the 22-year-old is the second highest assist provider in the league this season, behind Palmeiras' attacking midfielder Dudu, who has eight.

In addition to Scarpa, another player who has attracted the interest of Europeans is Douglas. And this occurred even before his rise to the professional team. According to UOL Esporte, PSV Eindhoven had a proposal rejected by Fluminense, who wanted to use Douglas in the first team. And it did not take long, as the midfielder has assumed a prominent role in the starting lineup. Meanwhile, French press have also linked the player with a move to Marseille.

 

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<![CDATA[Grêmio yet to receive an offer for Luan, who's followed by Liverpool, Manchester United and Juventus]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83753_gremio_yet_to_receive_an_offer_for_luan__who_s_followed_by_liverpool__manchester_united_and_juventus.html 

Grêmio ensures that they haven't received any proposal for attacking midfielder Luan, whose performances during the Olympic Games may have attracted the interest of some major European clubs.
Unexpected star of the Brazilian team that won the Olympic Gold medal last week, Luan may have acquired enough prestige to cause a race between clubs for his signature. Spanish press have linked Luan with a move to Barcelona, who were supposed to make a proposal, which still hasn't arrived. The focus of Barcelona, ​​at the moment, would be to sign striker Paco Alcácer from Valencia. As mentioned in Zero Hora, there has been interest in Luan from Manchester United, Liverpool and Italian champions Juventus. Following his appearances for Brazil's Olympic team, the Grêmio attacker would have completed the basic requirement for a work permit in England. There was also an enquiry from China but the player's representative would have requested monthly wages of approximately €275,000. Everything, however, is speculation, according to the board of Grêmio. Vice-president Alberto Guerra said: "Every good player is targeted. If a proposal arrives, we will analyse. But until now, there was no contact with Grêmio."
Luan was asked about the speculations surrounding his future, and the 23-year-old admitted that he spoke with Neymar on various subjects, including the chance to play in Europe. However, Luan added that he's not aware of any proposal or negotiation. A representative of Premier League champions Leicester City had met Luan's agent before the Olympics to discuss a transfer, but negotiations had stalled, apparently due to the high values involved.

Grêmio ensures that they haven't received any proposal for attacking midfielder Luan, whose performances during the Olympic Games may have attracted the interest of some major European clubs.

Unexpected star of the Brazilian team that won the Olympic Gold medal last week, Luan may have acquired enough prestige to cause a race between clubs for his signature. Spanish press have linked Luan with a move to Barcelona, who were supposed to make a proposal, which still hasn't arrived. The focus of Barcelona, ​​at the moment, would be to sign striker Paco Alcácer from Valencia. As mentioned in Zero Hora, there has been interest in Luan from Manchester United, Liverpool and Italian champions Juventus. Following his appearances for Brazil's Olympic team, the Grêmio attacker would have completed the basic requirement for a work permit in England. There was also an enquiry from China but the player's representative would have requested monthly wages of approximately €275,000. Everything, however, is speculation, according to the board of Grêmio. Vice-president Alberto Guerra said: "Every good player is targeted. If a proposal arrives, we will analyse. But until now, there hasn't been any contact with Grêmio."

Luan was asked about the speculations surrounding his future, and the 23-year-old admitted that he spoke with Neymar on various subjects, including the chance to play in Europe. However, Luan added that he's not aware of any proposal or negotiation. A representative of Premier League champions Leicester City had met Luan's agent before the Olympics to discuss a transfer, but negotiations had stalled, apparently due to the high values involved.

 

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<![CDATA[São Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio travels to Italy for EU passport]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83752_sao_paulo_defender_rodrigo_caio_travels_to_italy_for_eu_passport.html 

Defender Rodrigo Caio, who returned to São Paulo after participating in the Olympic Games, will miss the club's upcoming match against Juventude.
The player was present in the club's training centre on Monday, but was released on Tuesday by the board to travel to Italy, where he has to deal with the procedures of acquiring his European passport. Rodrigo Caio, who has offers from foreign clubs, will miss Wednesday's Copa do Brasil fixture against Juventude. Sevilla have been negotiating for the 23-year-old, but their offer was turned down by São Paulo, who wants €15 million to sell him. The release of the player to take a European passport indicates the willingness of the club to negotiate him in the current transfer window. Rodrigo Caio was called up by Tite on Monday to represent the senior national team in the World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia next month. In addition to the Andalusian side, Barcelona, Lazio and Hamburg are the other teams with an interest in the defender. On Monday, Rodrigo Caio said: "Everyone knows that I have the dream of playing in Europe to be able to learn and develop myself further, but it depends greatly on São Paulo, not just me."

Defender Rodrigo Caio, who returned to São Paulo after participating in the Olympic Games, will miss the club's upcoming match against Juventude.

The player was present in the club's training centre on Monday, but was released on Tuesday by the board to travel to Italy, where he has to deal with the procedures of acquiring his European passport. Rodrigo Caio, who has offers from foreign clubs, will miss Wednesday's Copa do Brasil fixture against Juventude. Sevilla have been negotiating for the 23-year-old, but their offer was turned down by São Paulo, who wants €15 million to sell him. The release of the player to take a European passport indicates the willingness of the club to negotiate him in the current transfer window. Rodrigo Caio was called up by Tite on Monday to represent the senior national team in the World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia next month. In addition to the Andalusian side, Barcelona, Lazio and Hamburg are the other teams with an interest in the defender. On Monday, Rodrigo Caio said: "Everyone knows that I have the dream of playing in Europe to be able to learn and develop myself further, but it depends greatly on São Paulo, not just me."

 

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<![CDATA[Linked to Chelsea, Thiago Maia says he wants to stay at Santos until the end of the year]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83751_linked_to_chelsea__thiago_maia_says_he_wants_to_stay_at_santos_until_the_end_of_the_year.html 

The 19-year-old midfielder, who's linked to Chelsea, is back at Santos after winning the Gold medal in the men's football tournament in the Olympic Games.
Thiago Maia wants to stay in Brazilian football at least until the end of the year. Back after winning the Gold medal with the Brazilian national team, the midfielder has informed his club about the decision. According to Globo Esporte, Thiago Maia was encouraged by the interest of Chelsea, and expected a proposal from PSG - a team that the players dreams to join. Thiago and his family fear that a transfer at the moment may halt the rise of his career. Santos has 72% of the economic rights of Thiago, who renewed his contract last year until 2019. He has played 71 matches for Santos and has scored two goals. If Thiago Maia wants to stay, and Zeca and Lucas Lima doesn't receive official proposals, Gabigol is the one who's more likely to leave. The striker has offers from Juventus, Inter Milan, Leicester City and Atlético Madrid. He's expected to decide his future in the coming days.

The 19-year-old midfielder, who's linked to Chelsea, is back at Santos after winning the Gold medal in the men's football tournament in the Olympic Games.

Thiago Maia wants to stay in Brazilian football at least until the end of the year. Back after winning the Gold medal with the Brazilian national team, the midfielder has informed his club about the decision. According to Globo Esporte, Thiago Maia was encouraged by the interest of Chelsea, and expected a proposal from PSG - a team that the players dreams to join. Thiago and his family fear that a transfer at the moment may halt the rise of his career. Santos has 72% of the economic rights of Thiago, who renewed his contract last year until 2019. He has played 71 matches for Santos and has scored two goals. If Thiago Maia wants to stay, and Zeca and Lucas Lima doesn't receive official proposals, Gabigol is the one who's more likely to leave. The striker has offers from Juventus, Inter Milan, Leicester City and Atlético Madrid. He's expected to decide his future in the coming days.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:06:30 +0000
<![CDATA[Wagner Ribeiro tries to convince Santos playmaker Lucas Lima to sign for Premier League team]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83750_wagner_ribeiro_tries_to_convince_santos_playmaker_lucas_lima_to_sign_for_premier_league_team.html 

Lucas Lima's agent Wagner Ribeiro has confirmed that they have received a proposal from England.
However, the businessman did not reveal the name of the club due to a confidentiality clause. Wagner Ribeiro added that Santos haven't received an official proposal from the English team, but made it clear that, in his opinion, Lucas Lima should ask Santos to negotiate his way out to the mysterious team. Santos owns just 10% of the economic rights of the player, and has no interest in getting rid of him. Investment group Doyen has a share of 80%, while agent Édson Khodor owns the remaining 10%.
Lucas Lima said: "Not everything that arrived [proposals] came out in the press, and not everything that came out in the press was what arrived. Something came from England. Leave, stay, Seleção... leaving not just depend on me, there are several factors. I'm happy at Santos, it is an important year for the national team. If I keep doing a good job, things are easy for me, regardless of leaving now or later."

Lucas Lima's agent Wagner Ribeiro has confirmed that they have received a proposal from England.

However, the businessman did not reveal the name of the club due to a confidentiality clause. Wagner Ribeiro added that Santos haven't received an official proposal from the English team, but made it clear that, in his opinion, Lucas Lima should ask Santos to negotiate his way out to the mysterious team. Santos owns just 10% of the economic rights of the player, and has no interest in getting rid of him. Investment group Doyen has a share of 80%, while agent Édson Khodor owns the remaining 10%.

Lucas Lima said: "Not everything that arrived [proposals] came out in the press, and not everything that came out in the press was what arrived. Something came from England. Leave, stay, Seleção... leaving not just depend on me, there are several factors. I'm happy at Santos, it is an important year for the national team. If I keep doing a good job, things are easy for me, regardless of leaving now or later."

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:01:31 +0000
<![CDATA[Willian insists he will be fit for Brazil World Cup qualifiers]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83735_willian_insists_he_will_be_fit_for_brazil_world_cup_qualifiers.htmlChelsea winger Willian has reassured new Brazil boss Tite that he will be fit for September qualifiers against Venezuela and Colombia in September. Willian missed Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Watford at the weekend with a small calf problem.

Tite selected Wllian in his inaugural squad at CBF headquarters on Monday and included Willian, with the caveat that his fitness would be assessed. But Willian has moved to reassure Tite in an interview with Globo, where he says that he will be fit enough for selection.

“In training on Friday I ended up feeling a twinge in the calf and still ended up traveling to play on Saturday. But on Saturday morning, I had a test at the hotel and we thought it better, me and the doctors, not risk not it getting worse.

“I believe that next Saturday I will already be back playing and tomorrow I will be training with my teammates. I am always in touch with the national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar and he asks me how I am. Every day I feel better. I hope that I will not have problems play with the Brazilian team.”

Willian is also relishing working with some of the young players that recently won gold for Brazil at the Olympics, “I liked Tite’s squad, we have very young players, who are playing for Brazil for the first time, but with a lot of talent. I hope that we can be successful in these two games.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:54:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Tite defends Neymar's captaincy credentials]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83733_tite_defends_neymar_s_captaincy_credentials.htmlBrazil coach Tite has defended the leadership credentials of Neymar Junior. The Barcelona man resigned the captaincy of the Seleção just hours after he led the U-23 side to Olympic gold on home soil.

Dunga made Neymar captain back in September 2014, a decision which was criticised widely with the player already carrying a large burden of expectation as a player for his country. But new boss Tite rushed to defend the captaincy skills of Neymar.

“He said, 'I don't want to be the captain' and I said to him, 'Enjoy it with your family, go and celebrate this victory because that is something we can look at later.’ Why? Because being a leader has a series of aspects: It has a technical aspect, a technical leadership, and he is a technical leader.

“There is then another aspect where you can communicate your ideas with the public. They [leaders] must lead by example. In short, he has these qualities, but others can be it [the captain] too since these are the diverse aspects that are needed to be the leader."

During the press conference to announce his first Brazil squad, Tite refused to be drawn on how Neymar would be deployed tactically, having played both on the left and through the centre during his international career.

“On the left – where he is positioned for Barcelona - is where he has a more established routine," he said. “But he can also be used centrally if necessary within the game. I have not decided on one or another situation. [I prefer] observing and letting the player play where he feels more comfortable because there he can produce more - and this is also my goal."

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<![CDATA[Corinthians closing in on Criciúma's young striker Gustavo]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83734_corinthians_closing_in_on_criciuma_s_young_striker_gustavo.html 

With Luciano and André on their way out, Corinthians have accelerated the search to sign a new forward for the second half of the season.
A representative of Corinthians is in Santa Catarina and has had frequent meetings with the board of Criciúma and representatives of striker Gustavo. The 22-year-old is one of the top scorers of the Série B and has been a target for the club since a month. The one responsible for conducting the negotiations to sign Gustavo is club director Eduardo Ferreira. According to Lance!, the leader had traveled to Florianópolis two days ago and has talked to Criciúma president Jaime Dal Farra, and other leaders. The idea of ​Corinthians is to close an agreement in the next few hours and make the striker available to coach Cristóvão Borges as soon as possible. Both clubs have been in talks since July, but Criciúma asked €3.4 million for 100% of Guatavo's economic rights. Criciúma are open to selling a a portion for proportional values, but the request of €1.7 million for 50% of the rights, for example, is deemed high by the current Brasileirão champions. Corinthians are negotiating to reduce the value, and they may even offer a player on loan. Gustavo drew market attention in the 2014 Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior, when he was top scorer for Taboão da Serra. In addition to Corinthians, other clubs in the top-division had also sought Criciúma to express an interest in Gustavo.

With Luciano and André on their way out, Corinthians have accelerated the search to sign a new forward for the second half of the season.

A representative of Corinthians is in Santa Catarina and he has had frequent meetings with the board of Criciúma and representatives of striker Gustavo. The 22-year-old is one of the top scorers of the Série B and has been a target for the club since a month. The one responsible for conducting the negotiations to sign Gustavo is club director Eduardo Ferreira. According to Lance!, the leader had traveled to Florianópolis two days ago and has talked to Criciúma president Jaime Dal Farra, and other leaders. The idea of ​Corinthians is to close an agreement in the next few hours and make the striker available to coach Cristóvão Borges as soon as possible. Both clubs have been in talks since July, but Criciúma asked €3.4 million for 100% of Guatavo's economic rights. Criciúma are open to selling a a portion for proportional values, but the request of €1.7 million for 50% of the rights, for example, is deemed high by the current Brasileirão champions. Corinthians are negotiating to reduce the value, and they may even offer a player on loan. Gustavo drew attention in the market during the 2014 Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior, when he was top scorer for Taboão da Serra. In addition to Corinthians, other clubs in the top-division had also sought Criciúma to express an interest in Gustavo.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:19:08 +0000
<![CDATA[Representatives of Rodrigo Caio are in Germany to advance in talks with Hamburg]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83732_representatives_of_rodrigo_caio_are_in_germany_to_advance_in_talks_with_hamburg.html 

After Lazio and Sevilla, it's now the turn of German side Hamburg to enter the race for São Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio, who was part of Brazil's Olympic Gold medal winning squad.
According to the information from Brazilian journalist Bruno Andrade, representatives of the defender are in Germany to advance in negotiations with Hamburg. Champion of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Rodrigo Caio was also called up by Tite on Monday to represent the senior national team in the World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia next month. The player was back at São Paulo's training centre on the afternoon of Monday, and gave a press conference. Rodrigo Caio said: "I have a contract with São Paulo until 2018. Of course I have the dream of playing in Europe, so I always made it clear. But there's nothing yet. It will be a joint decision with the board of São Paulo. All my focus is here.  I didn't get to talk directly with São Paulo about it, if there's something on the table. The only thing we talked is that we'll analyze when there's something official. I have the dream of playing in Europe, further develop my game, but doesn't depend only on me, it depends on São Paulo as well."
Last year, Rodrigo arrived in Spain to complete a move to Valencia, but a deal collapsed after he failed his medical tests. He also negotiated with Atlético Madrid, but a transfer did not materialize because he wasn't pleased with the conditions put forward. He added: "I kept confidence in my work to have a good championship and realize my dream, as I've done now. Today I see how important this decision was in my life. I believe that I've developed much during this one year over here. I'm a more experienced player, and believe that I have a lot of good things ahead."
"It was a dream to play for São Paulo, graduating as a great player, learn from people with great experience, like Rogério Ceni, for example. It's hard to talk about the future, but I believe God plans good things for me. It's a special moment for me, the Olympic achievement, the call up, and if I'm leaving, then I will go out with my head held high. If I stay, I'll stay with great pride in wearing this shirt."

After Lazio and Sevilla, it's now the turn of German side Hamburg to enter the race for São Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio, who was part of Brazil's Olympic Gold medal winning squad.

According to the information from Brazilian journalist Bruno Andrade, representatives of the defender are in Germany to advance in negotiations with Hamburg. Champion of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Rodrigo Caio was also called up by Tite on Monday to represent the senior national team in the World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia next month. The player was back at São Paulo's training centre on the afternoon of Monday, and gave a press conference. Rodrigo Caio said: "I have a contract with São Paulo until 2018. Of course I have the dream of playing in Europe, so I always made it clear. But there's nothing yet. It will be a joint decision with the board of São Paulo. All my focus is here.  I didn't get to talk directly with São Paulo about it, if there's something on the table. The only thing we talked is that we'll analyze when there's something official. I have the dream of playing in Europe, further develop my game, but doesn't depend only on me, it depends on São Paulo as well."

Last year, Rodrigo arrived in Spain to complete a move to Valencia, but a deal collapsed after he failed his medical tests. He also negotiated with Atlético Madrid, but a transfer did not materialize because he wasn't pleased with the conditions put forward. He added: "I kept confidence in my work to have a good championship and realize my dream, as I've done now. Today I see how important this decision was in my life. I believe that I've developed much during this one year over here. I'm a more experienced player, and believe that I have a lot of good things ahead."

"It was a dream to play for São Paulo, graduating as a great player, learn from people with great experience, like Rogério Ceni, for example. It's hard to talk about the future, but I believe God plans good things for me. It's a special moment for me, the Olympic achievement, the call up, and if I'm leaving, then I will go out with my head held high. If I stay, I'll stay with great pride in wearing this shirt."

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:16:38 +0000
<![CDATA[CBF will award €140,000 to each Brazilian player for winning Olympic Gold medal]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83731_cbf_will_award____140_000_to_each_brazilian_player_for_winning_olympic_gold_medal.html 

Brazil secured the Gold medal in the men's football tournament in the Rio Olympics after a penalty shootout victory over Germany at the Maracanã stadium on Saturday.
In addition to writing their name in the history of Brazilian football with the country's first Gold medal, all players led by Rogério Micale will receive €140,000 each from the CBF. According to the information from Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola, the money will be deposited into the account of the Olympic champions throughout this week. Cash prizes are quite common in football and often practiced even in competitions played by Brazil, like the FIFA World Cup. To get an idea, the president of the Brazilian football federation, José Maria Marin, had promised around €700,000 for each player of the Seleção for the 2014 World Cup. The victory against Germany on Saturday ended the nation's quest for an unprecedented Gold medal in the Olympic Games. Brazil, who had three silvers and two bronzes in the men's football tournament prior to the final, have now conquered the only title that was missing from their trophy cabinet.

Brazil secured the Gold medal in the men's football tournament in the Rio Olympics after a penalty shootout victory over Germany at the Maracanã stadium on Saturday.

In addition to writing their name in the history of Brazilian football with the country's first Gold medal, all players led by Rogério Micale will receive €140,000 each from the CBF. According to the information from Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola, the money will be deposited into the account of the Olympic champions throughout this week. Cash prizes are quite common in football and often practiced even in competitions played by Brazil, like the FIFA World Cup. To get an idea, the president of the Brazilian football federation, José Maria Marin, had promised around €700,000 for each player of the Seleção for the 2014 World Cup. The victory against Germany on Saturday ended the nation's quest for an unprecedented Gold medal in the Olympic Games. Brazil, who had three silvers and two bronzes in the men's football tournament prior to the final, have now conquered the only title that was missing from their trophy cabinet.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:14:06 +0000
<![CDATA[Corinthians striker André travels to Portugal to undergo medical at Sporting]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83729_corinthians_striker_andre_travels_to_portugal_to_undergo_medical_at_sporting.html 

André is leaving Corinthians; the player has travelled to Portugal to undergo medical examinations at Sporting.
Spared from the game on Monday against Vitória in the Brazilian Championship, André is practically out of Corinthians. The striker traveled to Lisbon on the afternoon of Monday for medical tests and sign a five-year contract with Sporting. Agent Fernando Garcia stressed that the desire of the attacker is to play for Sporting and work with coach Jorge Jesus. He said: "André wants to go because of the coach of Sporting. Jorge Jesus is very well regarded here [in Brazil], and all Brazilian players who played with Jesus speak highly of him. And even less credentialed players than André had good seasons with Jesus."
Negotiation values ​​were not disclosed, but Corinthians should use the transfer to pay off a debt they have from the transfer of midfielder Elias in 2014. Corinthians owe two instalments of €1 million each to Sporting, and the value can be deducted from the sale of the player. Along with midfielder Giovanni Augusto, André came to Corinthians from Atlético Mineiro in January, but could score just six goals from 29 appearances.

André is leaving Corinthians; the player has travelled to Portugal to undergo medical examinations at Sporting.

Spared from the game on Monday against Vitória in the Brazilian Championship, André is practically out of Corinthians. The striker traveled to Lisbon on the afternoon of Monday for medical tests and sign a five-year contract with Sporting. Agent Fernando Garcia stressed that the desire of the attacker is to play for Sporting and work with coach Jorge Jesus. He said: "André wants to go because of the coach of Sporting. Jorge Jesus is very well regarded here [in Brazil], and all Brazilian players who played with Jesus speak highly of him. And even less credentialed players than André had good seasons with Jesus."

Negotiation values ​​were not disclosed, but Corinthians should use the transfer to pay off a debt they have from the transfer of midfielder Elias in 2014. Corinthians owe two instalments of €1 million each to Sporting, and the value can be deducted from the sale of the player. Along with midfielder Giovanni Augusto, André came to Corinthians from Atlético Mineiro in January, but could score just six goals from 29 appearances.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:10:32 +0000
<![CDATA[Ex-Spurs midfielder Paulinho recalled into Tite’s first Brazil squad]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83714_ex-spurs_midfielder_paulinho_recalled_into_tite___s_first_brazil_squad.htmlTite has confirmed his first Brazil squad for World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Colombia in September. The new coach has surprisingly included Paulinho, who has not played for his country since the 2014 World Cup. He has also called up several players from the gold medal winning Olympic squad.

Rodrigo Caio, Weverton, Gabriel Jesús and Gabriel Barbosa are included, along with Corinthians right-back Fágner. Douglas Costa and Thiago Silva are still injured and not considered for selection. Chelsea’s Oscar has failed to win a recall.

Seven of the players Tite has called up seven players that he has managed at club level- Fágner, Gil, Paulinho, Marquinhos, Renato Augusto and Taíson, who was also a surprise call. Marcelo of Real Madrid is recalled, another player that fell out with previous coach Dunga.

Brazil play Venezuela in Quito on Thursday, 1st September and Colombia in Manaus on 6th September. Tite confirmed that he has not decided on who the captain will be, after Neymar resigned the position this week.

Full squad:

GKs: Alisson (Roma), Marcelo Grohe (Grêmio), Weverton (Atlético Paranaense)

DEFENDERS: Dani Alves (Juventus), Fágner (Corinthians), Gil (Shandong Luneng), Marquinhos (PSG), Rodrigo Caio (São Paulo), Miranda (Inter Milan), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid).

MIDFIELDERS: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Giuliano (Zenit St. Petersburg), Paulinho (Guangzhou Evergrande), Rafael Carioca (Atlético Mineiro), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool).

FORWARDS: Willian (Chelsea), Gabriel Barbosa (Santos), Gabriel Jesús (Palmeiras), Taíson (Shakhtar Donetsk), Neymar (Barcelona).

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/info_1471884076.jpgMon, 22 Aug 2016 16:55:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Neymar steps down as Brazil captain]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83713_neymar_steps_down_as_brazil_captain.htmlBarcelona star Neymar Junior has revealed that he has stepped down as the captain of Brazil. The forward led the U-23 side to the country’s first ever Olympic gold for football in Rio on Saturday and immediately announced that he would step aside as captain and allow Tite to choose a successor.

Many in the Brazilian press have speculated that the armband has weighed heavy on Neymar, who has endured some disciplinary issues since being made captain by Dunga in September 2014. Neymar denies this, but insists that he will allow Tite to choose a successor.

“I don't take it as a pressure, it is you (the press) who say it,” Neymar told Globo. “But today, as a champion, I am giving up the captain's armband. I was glad to receive it, I have honoured it, but today I am leaving it. Tite can choose another captain."

The armband was previously inhabited by Thiago Silva, who endured a frosty relationship with previous coach Dunga, which eventually led to his exclusion from the squad. Tite has hinted that he may rotate the captaincy as he did during his time at Corinthians. Tite names his first Brazil squad today, where he will likely reveal his intentions with the captaincy. 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-08/home/Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:38:09 +0000
<![CDATA[Chelsea and Napoli interested in Santos right-back Daniel Guedes]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83689_chelsea_and_napoli_interested_in_santos_right-back_daniel_guedes.html 

Despite having chosen to cash in on midfielder Thiago Maia to ease the club's financial crisis, Santos can also sell young right-back Daniel Guedes in the current transfer window.
According to the information from Lance!, Napoli has a representative in Brazil negotiating directly with Santos president Modesto Roma. Initially, the idea of ​​the Italians were to convince Santos to release Daniel Guedes immediately, offering €3 million and a four-year contract to the player. However, the value was deemed low by Santos, because the club owns just 25% of his economic rights. 50% of rights belong to Daniel Guedes himself, while the other 25% is the subject of discussion in court because it was assigned to investment group Doyen by the previous management. With difficulty in buying the 22-year-old, the Italians have changed their strategy and are now analysing a loan proposal, with the purchase price fixed in the contract. During his recent trip to London, Modesto also heard from directors of Chelsea that they're looking for a right-back and Daniel Guedes fits the profile of coach Antonio Conte. A proposal can be submitted before the end of the transfer window. Earlier this year, Santos had turned down an offer of €8 million from a group of investors who were keen to put Daniel at FC Porto, but the club's board had no intention of selling any of their players at that time.
The board of Santos know that they must sell at least one of their starting XI players to ease the accounts. During the talks with Modesto, Chelsea had expressed an interest in Thiago Maia, who's currently with the Brazilian national team for the Olympics. Santos, who own 72% of Thiago Maia's economic rights, wants to sell him for a high value, and hope to get a fee between €15 million and €20 million. Chelsea are not the only team interested in the midfielder. Clubs like Atlético Madrid and Napoli are also monitoring the 19-year-old.

Despite having chosen to cash in on midfielder Thiago Maia to ease the club's financial crisis, Santos can also sell young right-back Daniel Guedes in the current transfer window.

According to the information from Lance!, Napoli has a representative in Brazil negotiating directly with Santos president Modesto Roma. Initially, the idea of ​​the Italians were to convince Santos to release Daniel Guedes immediately, offering €3 million and a four-year contract to the player. However, the value was deemed low by Santos, because the club owns just 25% of his economic rights. 50% of rights belong to Daniel Guedes himself, while the other 25% is the subject of discussion in court because it was assigned to investment group Doyen by the previous management.

With difficulty in buying the 22-year-old, the Italians have changed their strategy and are now analysing a loan proposal, with the purchase price fixed in the contract. During his recent trip to London, Modesto also heard from directors of Chelsea that they're looking for a right-back and Daniel Guedes fits the profile of coach Antonio Conte. A proposal can be submitted before the end of the transfer window. Earlier this year, Santos had turned down an offer of €8 million from a group of investors who were keen to put Daniel at FC Porto, but the club's board had no intention of selling any of their players at that time.

The board of Santos know that they must sell at least one of their starting XI players to ease the accounts. During the talks with Modesto, Chelsea had expressed an interest in Thiago Maia, who's currently with the Brazilian national team for the Olympics. Santos, who own 72% of Thiago Maia's economic rights, wants to sell him for a high value, and hope to get a fee between €15 million and €20 million. Chelsea are not the only team interested in the midfielder. Clubs like Atlético Madrid and Napoli are also monitoring the 19-year-old.

 

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<![CDATA[Neymar fan Usain Bolt expected at the Maracanã to watch Brazil against Germany]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83687_neymar_fan_usain_bolt_expected_at_the_maracana_to_watch_brazil_against_germany.html 

After completing his participation in the Olympic Games by winning Gold in three events [100m, 200m and 4x100m relay], Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt plans to enjoy the last few days of Rio-2016 as an ordinary fan.
Fan of Brazilian national team captain Neymar, Bolt is expected at the Maracanã stadium on Saturday for the final of the men's football tournament, between Brazil and Germany. Bolt did not hide his desire to see Neymar on the field, and as soon as he was told about Brazil's entry to the final, he asked his staff to arrange a way to follow the match in the stadium. Members of the Brazilian football federation and the staff at Maracanã were informed on Friday about the presence of the Jamaican. Usain Bolt has confirmed that he should be in the stands to watch the Seleção and wants to meet Neymar after the final whistle. Besides the presence at the Maracanã on Saturday, the Jamaican will have a private party on Sunday to celebrate his birthday. In addition to Bolt, former Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, Brazilian music artists Nego do Borel, Thiaguinho and Wesley Safadão are also expected inside the Maracanã.

After completing his participation in the Olympic Games by winning Gold in three events [100m, 200m and 4x100m relay], Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt plans to enjoy the last few days of Rio-2016 as an ordinary fan.

Fan of Brazilian national team captain Neymar, Bolt is expected at the Maracanã stadium on Saturday for the final of the men's football tournament, between Brazil and Germany. Bolt did not hide his desire to see Neymar on the field, and as soon as he was told about Brazil's entry to the final, he asked his staff to arrange a way to follow the match in the stadium. Members of the Brazilian football federation and the staff at Maracanã were informed on Friday about the presence of the Jamaican. Usain Bolt has confirmed that he should be in the stands to watch the Seleção and wants to meet Neymar after the final whistle. Besides the presence at the Maracanã on Saturday, the Jamaican will have a private party on Sunday to celebrate his birthday. In addition to Bolt, former Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, Brazilian music artists Nego do Borel, Thiaguinho and Wesley Safadão are also expected inside the Maracanã.

 

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<![CDATA[Barcelona are monitoring São Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83686_barcelona_are_monitoring_sao_paulo_defender_rodrigo_caio.html 

Catalan newspaper SPORT, in its edition on Saturday, have published a profile praising São Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio, who's currently with the Brazilian national team for the Olympic Games.
The text describes the features of the Brazilian defender, and reports that the 23-year-old is being observed by Barcelona. In the report, it's mentioned that Rodrigo Caio has excelled in the Olympics, and has "overshadowed" his defensive partner Marquinhos. They add that Rodrigo Caio was the best in his position in the last edition of the Copa Libertadores and is repeating the same level of performances in the Olympics. SPORT also cites the interest of Sevilla, but if Barça make a proposal, then Rodrigo will opt for them.
This Friday, Brazilian journalist Paulo Vinícius Coelho reported that São Paulo ensures that they haven't received any official offer for the player. The club believes that the minimum amount to release him to a European club is €15 million. Last week, UOL Esporte claimed that São Paulo did not accept a verbal offer presented by an intermediary on behalf of Sevilla. The proposal was approximately  €9.5 million, plus €1.5 million in bonuses, for 80% of Rodrigo's economic rights. The value was offered by André Cury, same agent who negotiated the departure of Paulo Henrique Ganso to Sevilla.

Catalan newspaper SPORT, in its edition on Saturday, have published a profile praising São Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio, who's currently with the Brazilian national team for the Olympic Games.

The text describes the features of the Brazilian defender, and reports that the 23-year-old is being observed by Barcelona. In the report, it's mentioned that Rodrigo Caio has excelled in the Olympics, and has "overshadowed" his defensive partner Marquinhos. They add that Rodrigo Caio was the best in his position in the last edition of the Copa Libertadores and is repeating the same level of performances in the Olympics. SPORT also cites the interest of Sevilla, but if Barça make a proposal, then Rodrigo will opt for them.

This Friday, Brazilian journalist Paulo Vinícius Coelho reported that São Paulo ensures that they haven't received any official offer for the player. The club believes that the minimum amount to release him to a European club is €15 million. Last week, UOL Esporte claimed that São Paulo did not accept a verbal offer presented by an intermediary on behalf of Sevilla. The proposal was approximately  €9.5 million, plus €1.5 million in bonuses, for 80% of Rodrigo's economic rights. The value was offered by André Cury, same agent who negotiated the departure of Paulo Henrique Ganso to Sevilla.

 

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