<![CDATA[RSS Sambafoot]]>http://sambafoot.com/en(sambafoot.com)sambafoot.comsambafoot.comen-en<![CDATA[Atlético Madrid and Sevilla competing with Corinthians for River’s Gutierrez]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73660_atletico_madrid_and_sevilla_competing_with_corinthians_for_river___s_gutierrez.htmlAfter Colombia’s elimination from the Copa America, the future of striker Teo Gutierrez should now be resolved quickly, with the player wishing to leave River Plate. 

Despite River’s upcoming Copa Libertadores semi-final show down with Guarani, Gutierrez would be prepared join his new team as soon as possible and while Corinthians were the apparent front-runners, interest from both Atletico Madrid and Sevilla in Spain has now emerged, according to Tutto Sport.

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<![CDATA[Bayern Munich’s Douglas Costa back in Brazil]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73659_bayern_munich___s_douglas_costa_back_in_brazil.htmlDouglas Costa is back in Brazil for a holiday after signing a five-year contract with Bayern Munich earlier this week.

Amanda Costa, the player’s sister, published a picture on Instagram showing the Brazilian international arriving at Sāo Paulo airport before heading to Porto Alegre where he will spend a few days off before returning to the Bavarian club.

 



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<![CDATA[Bayern Munich’s Douglas Costa back in Brazil]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73658_bayern_munich___s_douglas_costa_back_in_brazil.htmlDouglas Costa is back in Brazil for a holiday after signing a five-year contract with Bayern Munich earlier this week.

Amanda Costa, the player’s sister, published a picture on Instagram showing the Brazilian international arriving at Sāo Paulo airport before heading to Porto Alegre where he will spend a few days off before returning to the Bavarian club.

 



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<![CDATA[Brasileirāo: results and fixtures]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73657_brasileir__o__results_and_fixtures.htmlBrasileirāo: last night’s results

 

Vasco-Avai :1-0

Emmanuel Biancucchi 68’ for Vasco

 

Sport-Internacional : 3-0

André 9’ and 35’ and Marlone 30’ for Sport

 

Palmeiras-Chapecoense : 2-0

Egidio 27’ and Cristaldo 69’ for Palmeiras

 

Atlético Mineiro-Coritiba : 2-0

Thiago Ribeiro 44’ and 66’ for l’Atlético-MG

 

Grêmio-Cruzeiro : 1-0

Douglas 68’ for Grêmio

 

Atlético PR-São Paulo : 2-1

Gustavo 36’ and Marcos Guilherme 58’ for l’Atlético-PR

Centurion 71’ for São Paulo

 

Joinville-Flamengo : 0-1

Emerson 55’ for Flamengo

 


Thursday’s matches:

Corinthians-Ponte Preta

Figueirense-Goias

Fluminense-Santos 

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<![CDATA[Chelsea demand £14m for Filipe Luis]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73656_chelsea_demand___14m_for_filipe_luis.htmlChelsea have demanded a fee of £14.25 million from Atlético Madrid if they wish to resign unsettled left-back Filipe Luis, according to the English media.

Luis moved to London from Madrid just one year ago but has found first-team opportunities under Jose Mourinho limited and is keen to return to Atlético.

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<![CDATA[Firmino's Liverpool fee includes £8m add-ons]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73654_firmino_s_liverpool_fee_includes___8m_add-ons.htmlThe £21 million paid by Liverpool to Hoffenheim for Roberto Firmino’s transfer could rise to £29m, but only if the Brazilian striker’s stay at Anfield proves to be a success.

Although the exact details of the add-on clauses have not been divulged, they are likely to be based on the number of appearances made, the number of goals scored and the quantity of trophies won during Firmino’s stay on Merseyside.  

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<![CDATA[Dunga's job safe despite Copa América exit]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73644_dunga_s_job_safe_despite_copa_america_exit.html 

Brazil were eliminated from the Copa América in Chile on Saturday after losing their quarter-final clash with Paraguay on penalties.
Brazil coach Dunga should be keeping his job until after the 2018 World Cup despite the team's quarterfinal exit at the Copa América, the country's top football official said. an interview with the Folha de São Paulo newspaper, Brazil football confederation president, Marco Polo del Nero, said the 1994 World Cup-winning captain would remain in the role. He said: "It's important to emphasize that I intend to have him there until 2018. All the [Copa America] teams are at a similar level with Argentina being favourites due to one player, Messi. We were eliminated because of a player's [Thiago Silva] mistake. As far as missed penalties go, I have seen some of the games biggest stars miss them, even during the World Cup."

Brazil were eliminated from the Copa América in Chile on Saturday after losing their quarter-final clash with Paraguay on penalties.

Brazil coach Dunga should be keeping his job until after the 2018 World Cup despite the team's quarterfinal exit at the Copa América, the country's top football official said. an interview with the Folha de São Paulo newspaper, Brazil football confederation president, Marco Polo del Nero, said the 1994 World Cup-winning captain would remain in the role. He said: "It's important to emphasize that I intend to have him there until 2018. All the [Copa América] teams are at a similar level with Argentina being favourites due to one player, Messi. We were eliminated because of a player's [Thiago Silva] mistake. As far as missed penalties go, I have seen some of the games biggest stars miss them, even during the World Cup."

 

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<![CDATA[Danilo: 'Neymar understands why I chose Real Madrid']]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73643_danilo___neymar_understands_why_i_chose_real_madrid_.html 

Real Madrid defender Danilo says former team-mate and Barcelona star Neymar understands his decision to join the club.
The two players played alongside one another for Santos, but Danilo agreed to join Barca's fierce rivals Madrid in March before completing his €31.5 million move at the end of the season. He told MARCA: "I played at Santos with him for a few years, we were a winning partnership; we are friends. He knows better than anyone that these things are down to the individual, that everyone has to decide their own future. It was my personal decision and he respects that".

Real Madrid defender Danilo says former team-mate and Barcelona star Neymar understands his decision to join the club.

The two players played alongside one another for Santos, but Danilo agreed to join Barca's fierce rivals Madrid in March before completing his €31.5 million move at the end of the season. He told MARCA: "I played at Santos with him for a few years, we were a winning partnership; we are friends. He knows better than anyone that these things are down to the individual, that everyone has to decide their own future. It was my personal decision and he respects that."

 

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<![CDATA[Cruyff insists Neymar must focus on football]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73642_cruyff_insists_neymar_must_focus_on_football.html 

Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff believes that Neymar is always involved in negative off-field issues, and must focus on his football.
The Dutchman noted that Neymar is always involved with drama away from the pitch, and believes that the Brazilian will only improve if he turns his attention to football. He said: "He's always in the centre of the storm for things outside of football. Neymar needs to play football to improve and develop in many areas that he will only achieve by playing football. The problem is that he is constantly being linked with negative things."

Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff believes that Neymar is always involved in negative off-field issues, and must focus on his football.

The Dutchman noted that Neymar is always involved with drama away from the pitch, and believes that the Brazilian will only improve if he turns his attention to football. He said: "He's always in the centre of the storm for things outside of football. Neymar needs to play football to improve and develop in many areas that he will only achieve by playing football. The problem is that he is constantly being linked with negative things."

 

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<![CDATA[Douglas Costa is not replacing Ribéry, says Bayern director Sammer]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73641_douglas_costa_is_not_replacing_ribery__says_bayern_director_sammer.html 

The German champions' director hailed the Brazilian's versatility but insists the injured French winger has their full support.
Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer has slammed the suggestion Douglas Costa is a Franck Ribery replacement as "disrespectful". Costa completed a €30 million move to Bayern on Wednesday, joining on a five-year deal from Shakhtar Donetsk. Sammer was quoted in GOAL: "He is injured, cannot train with the team but is still a player of Bayern Munich. We will wait for him, he has our full support and we hope that he will come back healthy as soon as possible. Douglas Costa is not his replacement. Of course, Costa can play on the right side, because he can attack the middle with his strong left foot but he can also play on the left side and in the middle."

The German champions' director hailed the Brazilian's versatility but insists the injured French winger has their full support.

Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer has slammed the suggestion Douglas Costa is a Franck Ribery replacement as "disrespectful". Costa completed a €30 million move to Bayern on Wednesday, joining on a five-year deal from Shakhtar Donetsk. Sammer was quoted in GOAL: "He is injured, cannot train with the team but is still a player of Bayern Munich. We will wait for him, he has our full support and we hope that he will come back healthy as soon as possible. Douglas Costa is not his replacement. Of course, Costa can play on the right side, because he can attack the middle with his strong left foot but he can also play on the left side and in the middle."

 

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<![CDATA[Danilo aiming to be Madrid's first choice right-back]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73640_danilo_aiming_to_be_madrid_s_first_choice_right-back.html 

The Brazil international feels he will be third in the pecking order but hopes to cement a spot in the first team and is relishing facing ex-Santos team-mate Neymar in the Clásico.
Real Madrid's Danilo has said that he is aiming to overtake Dani Carvajal and Álvaro Arbeloa as the team's first choice right-back this season. The €31.5 million signing will be teaming up with los Blancos for the first time in pre-season after his transfer from Porto was made official in March. He said: "Right now, I'm third choice for the right-back spot. Carvajal and Álvaro Arbeloa have made history together with the club, and I must win my place in the side."

The Brazil international feels he will be third in the pecking order but hopes to cement a spot in the first team and is relishing facing ex-Santos team-mate Neymar in the Clásico.

Real Madrid's Danilo has said that he is aiming to overtake Dani Carvajal and Álvaro Arbeloa as the team's first choice right-back this season. The €31.5 million signing will be teaming up with los Blancos for the first time in pre-season after his transfer from Porto was made official in March. He said: "Right now, I'm third choice for the right-back spot. Carvajal and Álvaro Arbeloa have made history together with the club, and I must win my place in the side."

 

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<![CDATA[Atlético de Madrid defender Miranda completes switch to Internazionale]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73627_atletico_de_madrid_defender_miranda_completes_switch_to_internazionale.htmlAtlético de Madrid defender Miranda has completed his switch to Internazionale. 

The 30 year-old - full name João Miranda de Souza Filho - had long been expected to move to the San Siro based club and after undergoing his medical on Tuesday, Inter took to their official website to confirm his arrival.

“F.C. Internazionale is delighted to announce that the paperwork has been completed and delivered to the Lega Serie A offices for the transfer of João Miranda de Souza Filho from Club Atlético de Madrid.”

Miranda joins Inter on the back of a very successful stint with Atlético. After arriving from São Paulo on a free transfer in July 2011, he went on to make 117 appearances, scoring 13 goals.

He was also an instrumental part of a side that won five major honours, including the 2013-14 La Liga title and 2011-12 UEFA Europa League.

Miranda has just returned from representing Brazil at the Copa América. He featured in all four of the Seleção’s matches, as they crashed out at the quarter-final stage to Paraguay on penalties.

Miranda’s move to Inter will reportedly earn Atlético €12 million, but he will initially join on loan until June 2017, presumably to help spread out the payments. He is expected to be signed outright in July 2017.

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<![CDATA[Sampdoria complete the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernando]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73626_sampdoria_complete_the_signing_of_shakhtar_donetsk_midfielder_fernando.htmlSampdoria have completed the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernando.

The 23 year-old - full name Fernando Lucas Martins - has long been pursued by Sampdoria and a deal has now finally been concluded. 

The Serie A outfit will reportedly part with around €8 million, with the fee to be paid across two years. The player will arrive in Italy on the weekend to undergo his medical and put the final touches on his contract agreement to finalise the move.

Sampdoria, who also announced the capture of Paraguayan midfielder Édgar Barreto from Palermo, pursued Fernando following the departure of Pedro Obiang to West Ham United for a reported fee of €6 million.

Both he and Barreto will cover the loss of the Spaniard, with Fernando bringing to an end his two year stay with Shakhtar.

The Brazil international - capped eight times since debuting in 2012 - cost Shakhtar €11 million when they signed him from Grêmio in July 2013.

With the Hirnyky, he won the Ukrainian League and Ukrainian Super Cup, while he was also part of the Brazil squad that won the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Speaking on Fernando’s move to Sampdoria, club President Massimo Ferrero outlined that he has made a significant financial sacrifice to secure the deal.

“He’s a great player,” he told Radio Radio, as reported by website Football Italia. “I had to take out a mortgage to get him.”

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<![CDATA[Brasileirão: programme for the 10th round of games]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73621_brasileirao__programme_for_the_10th_round_of_games.htmlWednesday 01/07:

Vasco-Avai

Sport-Internacional

Palmeiras-Chapecoense

Atlético Mineiro-Coritiba

Grêmio-Cruzeiro

Atlético PR-São Paulo

Joinville-Flamengo

 

Thursday 02/07:

Corinthians-Ponte Preta

Figueirense-Goias

Fluminense-Santos

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2015-07/home/Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:02:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Kaká's excellent Orlando City form continue ]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73620_kaka_s_excellent_orlando_city_form_continue_.htmlFormer Real Madrid star Kaká continues to make waves at Orlando City in the USA, where he made a decisive contribution to yesterday’s US Open victory against Colombus Crew. 

The ex-Sāo Paulo man scored the first goal as the Florida side triumphed 2-0, taking his total to nine goals in 18 games with Orlando.

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<![CDATA[Douglas Costa: ‘A dream come true’]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73619_douglas_costa_____a_dream_come_true___.htmlDouglas Costa says it will be “a dream come true’ to wear the shirt of Bayern Munich next season.

The former Shakhtar player has signed until 2020 for the Bavarians after a 30 million euro deal was finalised. The 24-year-old Brazilian told Bayern’s official website:

"It's a dream come true. I am proud to wear the Bayern shirt. I am following I the footsteps of great Brazilian players. I cannot wait to play with this wonderful team and I will do my best to meet the expectations placed on me." 

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<![CDATA[Barcelona chiefs in Rio for Gerson ]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73618_barcelona_chiefs_in_rio_for_gerson_.htmlBarcelona chiefs are reportedly in Rio this week attempting to secure their deal for Fluminense youngster Gerson.

Barça had reportedly already signed a deal giving them first option on the midfielder, but a new £16 million bid from Juventus has prompted the club’s sporting director and financial manager to fly out to Rio in order to make safe their deal, according to RAC 1 radio.

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<![CDATA[Juventus target Alex Sandro]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73622_juventus_target_alex_sandro.htmlLast season’s Champions League runners up Juventus are reportedly lining up a bid for Porto left-back Alex Sandro.

The Brazilian is out of contract in 2016, a fact which might give Juve an edge in negotiating a deal with the Portuguese club.

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<![CDATA[Neymar: 'My business is playing football']]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73613_neymar___my_business_is_playing_football_.html 

The Brazilian is frustrated with his transfer from Santos to Barcelona still being under legal scrutiny.
Barcelona forward Neymar has admitted that he has been frustrated by the way his 2013 transfer is being dragged through the Spanish court system. Neymar is trying not to let the allegations affect his form and fully expects himself to be exonerated from the legal action being taken against the Catalans. He was quoted in GOAL:  "My business is playing football, which is the thing I love to do. I'm not going to mess that up. We are already addressing the court issue, my father is working on it. If the court seeks justice, as it should, then everything will turn out all right. I am fed up by what's happening. There comes a time when it p****s me off, but it will never disturb my performances on the pitch."

The Brazilian is frustrated with his transfer from Santos to Barcelona still being under legal scrutiny.

Barcelona forward Neymar has admitted that he has been frustrated by the way his 2013 transfer is being dragged through the Spanish court system. Neymar is trying not to let the allegations affect his form and fully expects himself to be exonerated from the legal action being taken against the Catalans. He was quoted in GOAL: "My business is playing football, which is the thing I love to do. I'm not going to mess that up. We are already addressing the court issue, my father is working on it. If the court seeks justice, as it should, then everything will turn out all right. I am fed up by what's happening. There comes a time when it p****s me off, but it will never disturb my performances on the pitch."

 

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<![CDATA[Rivaldo slams Brazil squad]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73612_rivaldo_slams_brazil_squad.html 

Following the nation's Copa América quarter-final exit, the Seleção legend has criticised the Dunga's decision to pick those playing in non-prestigious leagues.
Brazil legend Rivaldo has slated the selection process for the national team in the aftermath of their early Copa América exit. He wrote on his official Facebook page: "On Tuesday it was 13 years since Brazil won its fifth World Cup, I will never forget that moment. But, nowadays, it seems that any player can be called to the national team. I remember that in 2006 I wasn't called to the World Cup because I was playing club football in Greece. This was even though I was rated as the best player of the league on two occasions and it is a much more prestigious league than the ones where some of the current Brazil players are playing."
He continued: "If the state of affairs continues like this, our national team will end up going over 30 years without being champions. Please, can we call up better players because if we don't, we will be ashamed again. I prefer to stay silent and not say anything, but this time I couldn't keep quiet because things are really ugly right now as a country."

Following the nation's Copa América quarter-final exit, the Seleção legend has criticised the Dunga's decision to pick those playing in non-prestigious leagues.

Brazil legend Rivaldo has slated the selection process for the national team in the aftermath of their early Copa América exit. He wrote on his official Facebook page: "On Tuesday it was 13 years since Brazil won its fifth World Cup, I will never forget that moment. But, nowadays, it seems that any player can be called to the national team. I remember that in 2006 I wasn't called to the World Cup because I was playing club football in Greece. This was even though I was rated as the best player of the league on two occasions and it is a much more prestigious league than the ones where some of the current Brazil players are playing."

He continued: "If the state of affairs continues like this, our national team will end up going over 30 years without being champions. Please, can we call up better players because if we don't, we will be ashamed again. I prefer to stay silent and not say anything, but this time I couldn't keep quiet because things are really ugly right now as a country."

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2015-07/home/Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:46:51 +0000
<![CDATA[Report: Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao close in on agreement for Brazil international Robinho]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73617_report__guangzhou_evergrande_taobao_close_in_on_agreement_for_brazil_international_robinho.htmlGuangzhou Evergrande Taobao are closing in on an agreement for Brazil international Robinho, according to reports.

Chinese media, as cited by the National, claims that the Seleção international - capped 99 times since debuting in 2003 - is set to become the latest Brazilian player to join Head Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari’s squad.

Ricardo Goulart, Alan, Elkeson and Renê Júnior were already present before Paulinho was signed from Tottenham Hotspur for a reported fee of €14 million on Monday and Robinho’s expected arrival will swell the contingent further.

The 31 year-old is an attractive proposition for Guangzhou, given that he is currently a free agent.

His contract with Milan expired on Wednesday and despite being on loan at Santos from August 2014 until June of this year, he has chosen not to agree permanent terms with the club where he started his career.

Robinho had scored two goals in four Brasileirão appearances for Santos this term and won the 2015 Campeonato Carioca, but their inability to match the financial offers he has received from elsewhere has led to him moving on.

Robinho has spent three spells with Santos across his career, while he has also played for Manchester City and had success with Real Madrid and Milan.

The veteran has just recently returned from representing Brazil at the 2015 Copa América, where they were knocked out at the quarter-final stage by Paraguay on penalties.

During the tournament, Robinho featured two times, scoring once.

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<![CDATA[Douglas Costa joins Bayern Munich]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73610_douglas_costa_joins_bayern_munich.html 

The German side announced the deal on Tuesday after the two clubs agreed a fee for the Brazilian attacker.
Douglas Costa has completed his move to Bayern Munich after the Bundesliga side agreed a €30 million with Shakhtar Donetsk. The Ukrainian side revealed an agreement with the Bundesliga champions had been reached on Wednesday, thanking the Brazil international for his five years of service, before Bayern announced the 24-year-old had penned a five-year contract. An official statement said: "Shakhtar Donetsk and Bayern Munich have agreed all the necessary formalities regarding Douglas Costa’s move to the German club. The transfer fee for the Brazilian midfielder is €30m."

The German side announced the deal on Tuesday after the two clubs agreed a fee for the Brazilian attacker.

Douglas Costa has completed his move to Bayern Munich after the Bundesliga side agreed a €30 million with Shakhtar Donetsk. The Ukrainian side revealed an agreement with the Bundesliga champions had been reached on Wednesday, thanking the Brazil international for his five years of service, before Bayern announced the 24-year-old had penned a five-year contract. An official statement said: "Shakhtar Donetsk and Bayern Munich have agreed all the necessary formalities regarding Douglas Costa’s move to the German club. The transfer fee for the Brazilian midfielder is €30m."

 

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<![CDATA[Cristiano could face Messi and Neymar at Olympics]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73609_cristiano_could_face_messi_and_neymar_at_olympics.html 

Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo is set to face Lionel Messi and Neymar at the 2016 Olympics next year.
The 30-year-old could reportedly be selected as one of Portugal’s three over-age players for the U23 competition. Fernando Gomes, president of the Portuguese Football Federation, confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo is in contention for the squad after Portugal’s U21 side qualified for the Rio Olympics by making the last four at the current U21 European Championship. He said: "It is a possibility. We can take three players over the age of 23. Cristiano is one of the hypotheses, but we have still not sat down to discuss it."

Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo is set to face Lionel Messi and Neymar at the 2016 Olympics next year.

The 30-year-old could reportedly be selected as one of Portugal’s three over-age players for the U23 competition. Fernando Gomes, president of the Portuguese Football Federation, confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo is in contention for the squad after Portugal’s U21 side qualified for the Rio Olympics by making the last four at the current U21 European Championship. He said: "It is a possibility. We can take three players over the age of 23. Cristiano is one of the hypotheses, but we have still not sat down to discuss it."

 

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<![CDATA[UAE Arabian Gulf League side Al Shabab set to complete signing of Atlético Mineiro forward Jô]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73614_uae_arabian_gulf_league_side_al_shabab_set_to_complete_signing_of_atletico_mineiro_forward_jo.htmlUAE Arabian Gulf League side Al Shabab are set to complete the signing of Atlético Mineiro forward Jô.

The Dubai based club confirmed on their official Twitter feed, as cited by the National, that the former Manchester City man was close to agreeing terms on a three year contract.

Jô is believed to be a replacement for fellow Brazilian Edgar and will join former Blackburn Rovers midfielder Carlos Villanueva, Azizbek Haydarov and Henrique Luvannor as part of the group of players that will fill Al Shabab’s foreign quota. He will also work under manager Caio Júnior.

Jô is contracted to Atlético Mineiro until May 2016, but his future with the club has become increasingly uncertain.

The 28 year-old had been involved in a series of disputes that led to him being temporarily released in November 2014 and even though he was reinstated in January of this year, he has remained on the fringes.

He did, admittedly, score the winner in the Campeonato Mineiro Final win over Caldense, but across the Brasileirão and Copa Libertadores de América, he has featured just six times, scoring once.

After a mixed time in Europe with CSKA Moscow, Manchester City, Everton and Galatasaray, Jô had seemingly rebuild his career with Atlético, following a spell with Internacional.

He was part of a side that won the 2013 Copa Libertadores de América and the Recopa Sudamericana and Copa do Brasil a year later, while he was also a surprise star of Brazil’s 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup triumph.

The problems he got involved in with Atlético however, seemed to derail him and a move to Al Shabab is now seemingly the outcome, as he looks to return once more.

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<![CDATA[Report: Milan step up negotiations for Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73606_report__milan_step_up_negotiations_for_shakhtar_donetsk_forward_luiz_adriano.htmlMilan have stepped up negotiations for Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano, according to reports.

Website CalcioMercato, as cited by Football Italia, claims that Shakhtar are willing to lower their €8 million valuation of Adriano, as the pressure increases on them to conclude a transfer for him away from the club.

The Brazil international - capped four times since debuting in 2014 - is out of contract in December and Shakhtar fear losing him on a free transfer, with it almost that he will look to move on.

United Arab Emirates based outfit Al Ahli Club reportedly were willing to match Shakhtar’s valuation, but Adriano rejected the move, with his agent, Gilmar Veloz, telling Italian media that “Luiz Adriano would like to play for Milan.”

With the Rossoneri seemingly unwilling to pay the €8 million Shakhtar desire, the Ukrainian club will have to negotiate that fee down, or risk getting nothing for a player who has scored 128 goals in 265 appearances for them.

In theory, Milan could even secure a pre-contract agreement with Adriano, which would then mean Shakhtar would have to accept their demands, or retain the 28 year-old until his contract expires.

It is becoming increasingly likely that Shakhtar will have to succumb to Milan’s terms, or hope that another team comes him for him - Roma have been linked - that can compete for his signature.

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<![CDATA[Zico takes on Gilmar Rinaldi and the CBF]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73582_zico_takes_on_gilmar_rinaldi_and_the_cbf.htmlExtremely disappointed with Brazil’s Copa America elimination, Zico has been vehement in his criticism of the current leadership of the CBF and the Seleção technical coordinator Gilmar Rinaldi. The former Flamengo idol reminded blog Extracampo, that the former goalkeeper was a player agent before joining the CBF.

"The Seleção is not a business office. But we have a football agent in charge. Or it is not agent? When he left Flamengo he left with three players, Adriano, Juan and Reinaldo. Now we wait to see with whom he will leave the Seleção, perhaps he will return to being an agent. "

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<![CDATA[Jorginho: ‘Sacking Dunga would harm Brazil’]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73579_jorginho_____sacking_dunga_would_harm_brazil___.htmlFormer Brazil star Jorginho has publicly backed his former teammate Dunga to remain as coach of the Seleçāo, indicating that the priority should be qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

"Our friendly matches were good, unfortunately we have not performed well in the Copa America, but nothing is lost. A path has been traced, it is important. We cannot say that everything is negative. The competition was not good but the most important thing is to qualify for the World Cup. I think the best is yet to come. Some players were absent as Oscar and Danilo. Felipão proposed a different system from Mano Menezes for example. If the CBF decide to change the coach, it will be harmful for the qualifiers," Jorginho told Globoesporte.

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<![CDATA[Roberto Carlos: " Argentine coaches are not better than the Brazilians!"]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73577_roberto_carlos____argentine_coaches_are_not_better_than_the_brazilians__.htmlFormer Brazil left-back Roberto Carlos says he does not believe that there is any difference in the quality of Argentinian and Brazilian coaches, despite the success of the former in this year’s Copa America. According to him, the good results of Argentine breeders are down to luck

"The Brazilians do not value what they have at home. You speak of four Argentine coaches - I do not think they are better than the Brazilian bosses. It is rather down to chance, they have the quality to work and the results appear. The Brazilian team is still young and being built.” 

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<![CDATA[Ronaldo: "No harmony between Dunga and his players"]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73576_ronaldo___no_harmony_between_dunga_and_his_players_.htmlRonaldo, world champion with the Seleção in 1994 and 2002, has delivered his opinion on the Brazil squad after their elimination by Paraguay in the quarterfinals of the Copa América: 

"The feeling I had watching the games is that there is no harmony between the players, the coach and the coaching staff. It is a team effort. Brazil has no playing style and the result is not good enough," said the former Inter Milan striker.

 

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<![CDATA[Real Madrid’s Lucas Silva could be loaned to La Coruna]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73575_real_madrid___s_lucas_silva_could_be_loaned_to_la_coruna.htmlBrazilian midfielder Lucas Silva could be representing Deportivo La Coruña next season. According to AS, Real Madrid would like the former Cruzeiro man to gain some more experience and adaptation to Spanish football before he is ready to play regularly at the Bernabeu.

FC Porto and Sevilla have also expressed an interest in a potential loan deal. Recruited in January for €14 million, Lucas Silva has appeared in just eight games with Real, starting only two.

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