<![CDATA[RSS Sambafoot]]>http://sambafoot.com/en(sambafoot.com)sambafoot.comsambafoot.comen-en<![CDATA[Fluminense to sign former Brazil international Osvaldo]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73775_fluminense_to_sign_former_brazil_international_osvaldo.htmlFluminense are expecting to announce the signing of former São Paulo FC and Brazil striker Osvaldo from Al-Ahli later this week.

The 28-year-old’s signature will be subjecting to him passing a medical with the club on Tuesday.

Osvaldo will be joined by ex-West Ham forward Wellington Paulista, set to arrive this week from Coritiba.

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<![CDATA[Flamengo’s Marcelo Cirino suspended for Internacional tie]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73771_flamengo___s_marcelo_cirino_suspended_for_internacional_tie.htmlMarcelo Cirino will not play for Flamengo in Wednesday's Brasileirāo match against Internacional at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre.

The attacker received a third yellow card of the season on Sunday against Figueirense at the Maracanã, incurring a one game suspension.

The 22-year-old, who has been criticised recently for his inconsistent level of performance, was cautioned for dissent in the second half of the match. 

Cirino’s struggling side will be boosted by the expected debut of new signing Paulo Guerrero in Wednesday’s match.

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<![CDATA[Kenedy to sign 5-year Chelsea contract this week]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73770_kenedy_to_sign_5-year_chelsea_contract_this_week.htmlFluminense attacker Kenedy is set to sign a five-year-contract with Chelsea later this week.

The 19-year-old has been purchased by a group of investors who will pass him to Chelsea for a fee of around £6.4 million, 55% of which will go to Fluminense.

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<![CDATA[Lucas Leiva: good start vital for Liverpool]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73769_lucas_leiva__good_start_vital_for_liverpool.htmlLiverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva says a good start to the season is vital for the Reds if they are to achieve their aims this season.

Brendan Rodger’s men face a tough start to the campaign, with visits to Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Manchester City among their first seven away fixtures.

"I think the important thing for us is to start the season well," Lucas told the club's official website. "We didn't last year, which cost us probably.

"The second part of the season we played well and we won a lot of games but the beginning of the season wasn't good enough. With the new signings as well, it's always exciting but we just need to see how the group develops in pre-season and start on the front foot.

"Our first seven away games are hard and we will have to start well otherwise by December we won't be in a good position."

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<![CDATA[CBF director reveals why they didn't appeal Neymar's ban]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73783_cbf_director_reveals_why_they_didn_t_appeal_neymar_s_ban.html 

The Seleção skipper was suspended for sparking a mass brawl after losing to Colombia before then allegedly lashing out at the referee.
Brazil's football association general secretary Walter Feldman has revealed how national team coach Dunga supported Neymar's four-match ban. Feldman has defended the decision, claiming the choice was made by Dunga and his fellow Seleção coaches for Neymar's benefit. He said: "These are difficult times when we must make a decision and only time will show whether it was successful or not. The coaching staff did not hesitate and asked us not challenge the sanction because it was best for Neymar."

The Seleção skipper was suspended for sparking a mass brawl after losing to Colombia before then allegedly lashing out at the referee.

Brazil's football association general secretary Walter Feldman has revealed how national team coach Dunga supported Neymar's four-match ban. Feldman has defended the decision, claiming the choice was made by Dunga and his fellow Seleção coaches for Neymar's benefit. He said: "These are difficult times when we must make a decision and only time will show whether it was successful or not. The coaching staff did not hesitate and asked us not challenge the sanction because it was best for Neymar."

 

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<![CDATA[Argentina top in new FIFA rankings; Brazil sixth]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73782_argentina_top_in_new_fifa_rankings__brazil_sixth.html 

Argentina have leapfrogged Germany to take the number one spot in the FIFA rankings, despite their Copa América final defeat to Chile.
Belgium are third, with Colombia and the Netherlands fourth and fifth respectively. Wales have risen to 10th in the list, a new all-time high for the country and moving above Spain, who are 11th, and Italy, who have tumbled to 17th. England sit a place above Wales, but are behind sixth-placed Brazil, seventh-placed Portugal and eighth-placed Romania.

Argentina have leapfrogged Germany to take the number one spot in the FIFA rankings, despite their Copa América final defeat to Chile.

Belgium are third, with Colombia and the Netherlands fourth and fifth respectively. Wales have risen to 10th in the list, a new all-time high for the country and moving above Spain, who are 11th, and Italy, who have tumbled to 17th. England sit a place above Wales, but are behind sixth-placed Brazil, seventh-placed Portugal and eighth-placed Romania.

 

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<![CDATA[Roberto Carlos appointed as new coach of Indian Super League side Delhi Dynamos]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73781_roberto_carlos_appointed_as_new_coach_of_indian_super_league_side_delhi_dynamos.html 

The Brazil legend says he is eager to get going with an "interesting project" after being put in charge of the Indian Super League side
Real Madrid and Brazil legend Roberto Carlos has been named head coach of Indian Super League side Delhi Dyamos. The World Cup winner will take over from Harm van Veldhoven for the 2015 season, which begins in October. Delhi finished fifth in 2014, but Carlos will seek to challenge inaugural champions Chennaiyin FC as he gets to work in what he calls an interesting project. Carlos said through his Instagram account: "I want to inform you that I am the new coach of Delhi dynamos in India. It is an interesting project of a growing club! I'm very happy to be part of this club!"

The Brazil legend says he is eager to get going with an "interesting project" after being put in charge of the Indian Super League side.

Real Madrid and Brazil legend Roberto Carlos has been named head coach of Indian Super League side Delhi Dyamos. The World Cup winner will take over from Harm van Veldhoven for the 2015 season, which begins in October. Delhi finished fifth in 2014, but Carlos will seek to challenge inaugural champions Chennaiyin FC as he gets to work in what he calls an interesting project. Carlos said through his Instagram account: "I want to inform you that I am the new coach of Delhi dynamos in India. It is an interesting project of a growing club! I'm very happy to be part of this club!"

 

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<![CDATA[Rodrigo Caio staying in Brazil]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73780_rodrigo_caio_staying_in_brazil.html 

São Paulo have announced that defensive-midfielder Rodrigo Caio, who was negotiating a loan deal with Atlético Madrid, has rejected the Spanish club's offer and will stay in Brazil.
The player will meet back up with the club's board and sort out his continued future in São Paulo. "Rodrigo Caio expressed his desire to not be transferred to European football as a test in the form of a loan. The club is in agreement with the player's decision," explained a press release.
Earlier Valencia had announced in a press statement that they had decided to not proceed with the signing of Rodrigo Caio after considering different problems in the process, and was then taken by ex-Barcelona player Deco [representative of the group by the agent Jorge Mendes] for a medical at Madrid.

São Paulo announced that defensive-midfielder Rodrigo Caio, who was negotiating a loan deal with Atlético Madrid, has rejected the Spanish club's offer and will stay in Brazil.

The player was on the pitch for Tricolor to face face Fluminense the previous night. "Rodrigo Caio expressed his desire to not be transferred to European football as a test in the form of a loan. The club is in agreement with the player's decision," explained a press release.

Earlier Valencia had announced in a press statement that they had decided to not proceed with the signing of Rodrigo Caio after considering different problems in the process, and was then taken by ex-Barcelona player Deco [representative of the group by the agent Jorge Mendes] for a medical at Madrid.

 

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<![CDATA[Firmino passes Liverpool medical]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73779_firmino_passes_liverpool_medical.html 

Roberto Firmino's £29million move from Hoffenheim to Liverpool is complete after the Brazil international passed his medical.
Liverpool doctor Andy Massey flew out to South America to conduct the necessary tests in São Paulo on Friday and Saturday. The 23-year-old attacking midfielder, who had already penned a five-year contract subject to the medical, was given a clean bill of health. Firmino is currently on holiday in Brazil after his exploits with Brazil at the Copa América.

Roberto Firmino's £29million move from Hoffenheim to Liverpool is complete after the Brazil international passed his medical.

Liverpool doctor Andy Massey flew out to South America to conduct the necessary tests in São Paulo on Friday and Saturday. The 23-year-old attacking midfielder, who had already penned a five-year contract subject to the medical, was given a clean bill of health. Firmino is currently on holiday in Brazil after his exploits with Brazil at the Copa América.

 

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<![CDATA[Kaka: 'Brazil are losing their beautiful playing style']]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73778_kaka___brazil_are_losing_their_beautiful_playing_style_.htmlKaka believes that Brazil are losing their unique beautiful playing style as the national team continues to struggle.

Brazil were knocked out of the Copa America at the quarter final stage by Paraguay and there seems to be a lack of fluid football that was always associated with the team. Kaka thinks that it is because too many Brazilians are moving to Europe.

"Brazil is struggling," Kaka told CNN. ""The players in the national team are playing in Europe. I'm worried about the style of Brazilian football because it's a little bit mad there. We need to improve our domestic game."

"We have to solve these problems and get back to our way of playing football. I think Dunga is the right manager for the job but we need more young players in the team."

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<![CDATA[Lucas Barrios to begin training with new club Palmeiras]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73777_lucas_barrios_to_begin_training_with_new_club_palmeiras.htmlLucas Barrios has been one of Palmeiras' main signings this summer and the 30 year old is expected to join up with his new team on Monday.

Barrios is a major coup for Palmeiras as he has scored goals at every club he has been with. He is best known for his scoring exploits during Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga victory in 2011.

Barrios is currently resting following his role in Paraguay's fourth placed finish at the Copa America. Barrios scored three goals in six games at the tournament.

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<![CDATA[Mircea Lucescu: 'Douglas Costa is not yet at Ribery's level']]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73776_mircea_lucescu___douglas_costa_is_not_yet_at_ribery_s_level_.htmlAs Douglas Costa settles into his new home in Munich his former manager Mircea Lucescu has issued him a reminder that he still has much work to do.

Lucescu is manager of Shakhtar Donetsk and saw Costa leave his club for Bayern Munich in a €30 million deal on Wednesday. He wishes his former player all the best but thinks he still has a long way to go to match the likes of Ribery.

"I do not think Douglas is good enough to start for Bayern straight away. Ribery and Robben are at different levels. But Douglas can progress and become as good as them. He has the quality, but the Bundesliga is at a different level compared to Ukrainian Premier League."

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<![CDATA[Michel Bastos insults manager Osorio]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73774_michel_bastos_insults_manager_osorio.htmlMichel Bastos could be in hot water after he was said to have insulted his manager Carlos Osorio.

The 31 year old midfielder was replaced by Argentine Ricardo Centurión during São Paulo's 0-0 draw against Fluminense. Bastos was so frustrated that he took his anger out on his coach once he left the pitch.

"Me? You son of b****!"

Bastos has denied that he said anything but it remains to be seen how Osorio reacts ahead of São Paulo's next game against Vasco da Gama on Wednesday. Following the 0-0 draw São Paulo remain seventh in the table.

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<![CDATA[Brasileirão (R11): results and highlights]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73759_brasileirao__r11___results_and_highlights.htmlCoritiba-Joinville : 0-0

Cruzeiro-Atlético Paranaense: 2-0
De Arrascaeta and Marinho for Cruzeiro.
Highlights

Chapecoense-Vasco: 1-0
Neto for Chapecoense.
Highlights

Avai-Sport: 2-2
Renan and Samuel Xavier (csc) for Avai.
Diego Souza and André for Sport.
Highlights

São Paulo-Fluminense: 0-0

Santos-Grêmio: 1-3
Ricardo Oliveira for Santos.
Pedro Rocha, Rafael Galhardo and Yuri Mamute.
Highlights

Ponte Preta-Palmeiras: 0-2
Dudu x2 for Palmeiras.
Highlights

Goias-Corinthians: 0-0


Flamengo-Figueirense
: 1-2
Alan Patrick for Flamengo.
Ricardinho and Fabinho for Figueirense.
Highlights

Internacional-Atlético Mineiro
: 1-3
Lisandro Lopez for Internacional.
Maicosuel x2 and Thiago Ribeiro for l'Atlético Mineiro.
Highlights


Ranking

1. Atlético Mineiro - 23
2. Grêmio - 23
3. Sport - 23
4. Fluminense - 21

5. Corinthians - 20
6. Atlético PR - 19
7. Palmeiras - 18
8. São Paulo - 18
9. Chapecoense - 16
10. Ponte Preta - 16
11. Figueirense - 15
12. Cruzeiro - 13
13. Avai - 13
14. Internacional - 14
15. Flamengo - 10
16. Goias - 10
17. Santos - 10
18. Vasco - 9
19. Coritiba - 8
20. Joinville - 5

Top scorers

Ricardo Oliveira (Santos) 7
Renato Caja (Ponte) 5
Thiago Ribeiro (Santos) 5
Nikão (Atlético PR) 4
Diego Souza (Sport) 4

Next Round

Wednesday 08/07
Coritiba-Ponte Preta
Goias-Santos
Chapecoense-Grêmio
Palmeiras-Avai
Figueirense-Joinville
Vasco-São Paulo
Internacional-Flamengo
Atlético Mineiro-Sport

Thursday 09/07
Corinthians-Atlético PR
Fluminense-Cruzeiro

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<![CDATA[Brasileirão: São Paulo look to rebound against Fluminense]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73750_brasileirao__sao_paulo_look_to_rebound_against_fluminense.htmlAfter two consecutive losses, São Paulo will look to get back to winnings ways tonight when they receive third-placed Fluminense. 

Colombia boss Juan Carlos Osorio is likely to start with two former Brazil internationals, Alexandre Pato and Luis Fabiano, in attack, while in defence the the departure of Doria means that youngster Lucão will likely start in the centre alongside Rafael Tolói.

A win would bring the Tricolor level on points with their opponents and three behind current leaders Sport Recife, who drew 2-2 at Avaí this morning.

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<![CDATA[Diego Costa has confidence in Jose Mourinho]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73749_diego_costa_has_confidence_in_jose_mourinho.html

Diego Costa may be faced with some tough competition at Chelsea next season after it was confirmed that the Blues will be signing Colombian striker Radamel Falcao.

Diego Costa has confidence in Jose Mourinho
The Chelsea striker Diego Costa has tough competition next season with the Colombian Radamel Falcao who is committed with the Blues. The scorer is nevertheless confident, as he told the Turkish newspaper Bugün to his coach Jose Mourinho, to find the right formula motivating his players as he has the secret.
"Mourinho is dedicated exclusively to the work he loves to do that. Now, players are on vacation but I'm sure he'll be back in shape. It will put together a program to further enhance the team and the playersDiego Costa will have tough competition at Chelsea next season and it was confirmed that the Blues will be signing Colombian striker Radamel Falcao.

Nevertheless, the Brazilian told the Turkish newspaper Bugün retains confidence in the ability his coach Jose Mourinho to find the right formula for motivating his players.

"Mourinho is dedicated exclusively to the work he loves,” said Costa. “Now, the players are on vacation but I'm sure he'll be back there already. He will put together a program to further enhance the team and the players." 

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<![CDATA[Brasileiro results and fixtures]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73747_brasileiro_results_and_fixtures.htmlSaturday:


Coritiba-Joinville : 0-0


Cruzeiro-Atlético PR : 2-0

De Arrascaeta 41’ and Marinho 72’ for Cruzeiro

 

Chapecoense-Vasco : 1-0

Neto 74’ for Chapecoense

 

Sunday’s fixtures:

Avai-Sport

São Paulo-Fluminense

Santos-Grêmio

Goias-Corinthians

Ponte Preta-Palmeiras

Flamengo-Figueirense

Internacional-Atlético MG

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<![CDATA[FC Nantes Atlantique manager Michel Der Zakarian highlights new signing Adryan's versatility]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73751_fc_nantes_atlantique_manager_michel_der_zakarian_highlights_new_signing_adryan_s_versatility.htmlFC Nantes Atlantique manager Michel Der Zakarian has been eager to highlight new signing Adryan's versatility.

The former Brazil under-17 and under-20 international was signed on loan from Flamengo earlier this month and is expected to remain in Pays de la Loire until June 2016.

Adryan’s arrival at Nantes has caused quite a stir amongst the club’s fans, despite his indifferent spell at Football League Championship outfit Leeds United last season. 

For Der Zakarian, Adryan is a capable player, while the tactician is seemingly eager to utilise his ability to adopt various roles.

"He can dribble, he can hit set pieces, he can play behind the strikers in a midfield diamond or in an attacking triangle in a 4-3-3,” he told French daily newspaper L’Équipe, as reported by website Inside Futbol.

Adryan’s stint with Leeds came on the back of a similarly mixed time at Cagliari. He joined the Italian side on loan from Flamengo in January 2014, but made just five appearances, before following owner Massimo Cellino to Leeds in August of the same year.

With the Whites, he also only managed to feature sporadically, making just 13 appearances in a fairly unsteady campaign for the Yorkshire based club.

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<![CDATA[Report: Fiorentina lead Napoli in race to secure Grêmio midfielder Walace]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73748_report__fiorentina_lead_napoli_in_race_to_secure_gremio_midfielder_walace.htmlFiorentina are leading Napoli in the race to secure Grêmio midfielder Walace, according to reports.

Sky Sport Italia, as cited by website Forza Italian Football, claims that Napoli had been in pursuit of the 20 year-old in recent months, but since the summer transfer window opened, Fiorentina have come into contention.

The report suggests that a bid of around €5.5 million has been made and that now Fiorentina officials will work to try and convince Walace to make a switch to the club.

The defensive midfielder has been ever-present for Grêmio so far this season, making nine appearances in the Brasileirão.

He broke into the first-team last term and featured 19 times in the league, after making his debut as a substitute in a 2-1 win against Atlético Mineiro, in April 2014.

Walace has also represented Brazil at under-20 level and was part of a side that finished fourth at the South American Youth Football Championship, which was held across January and February in Uruguay earlier this year.

Fiorentina’s interest in him stems from an expected loss of some notable midfielders over the next month, or so. 

Italy international Alberto Aquilani has already departed after his contract was not renewed, while David Pizarro and Andrea Lazzari could follow.

Slovenia international Jasmin Kurtić, who has subsequently joined Atalanta, also returned to owners Sassuolo following a loan spell.

 

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<![CDATA[Report: Roma continue to negotiate with Torino for defender Bruno Peres]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73745_report__roma_continue_to_negotiate_with_torino_for_defender_bruno_peres.htmlRoma are ready to step up their pursuit of Torino defender Bruno Peres, according to reports. 

The website of respected Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims that the long protracted negotiations are ongoing and that contact has been constant in recent weeks, as they try to find an agreement.

The report suggests that Roma want Peres to replace fellow Brazilian Maicon and would like to include midfielder Carlos Carbonero in any potential deal.

The 24 year-old Colombia international - capped five times since debuting in 2011- was loaned out to Cesena last season and made 22 appearances in Serie A, scoring three times.

Despite impressing on occasion for a team that was ultimately relegated, it seems Roma are willing to sacrifice him to secure Peres.

The versatile full-back or wing-back was only signed by Torino from Santos for a reported fee of €2 million in September 2014.

He went on to feature 34 times in all competitions last term and also netted three goals, including an incredible solo effort in the Derby della Mole defeat against city rivals Juventus.

The 25 year-old has a contract with Torino until June 2016 and as well as Roma, he has also been linked with Porto in recent months.

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<![CDATA[Report: Fiorentina and Roma enquire about Internacional goalkeeper Alisson]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73744_report__fiorentina_and_roma_enquire_about_internacional_goalkeeper_alisson.htmlFiorentina and Roma have enquired about the possibility of signing Internacional goalkeeper Alisson, according to reports.

Sky Sport Italia, as cited by Football Italia, claims that the two Serie A based clubs are keen on securing the 22 year-old, as they look to renew their goalkeeping options. 

Fiorentina’s need is perhaps, more pressing, given that they have already lost Brazilian Neto. 

He announced in January that he would not be renewing his contract, which expired in June, and has subsequently agreed a deal with Fiorentina’s rivals, Juventus.

New Head Coach Paulo Sousa currently only has Romania international Ciprian Tătărușanu and veteran reserve Antonio Rosati at his disposal and purchasing Alisson would add some much needed competition.

Roma also find themselves short on depth in the goalkeeping department. Veteran Morgan De Sanctis remains in place, but his substitutes, Bogdan Lobonț and Gianluca Curci, are not considered especially reliable.

De Sanctis main competitor last season was one time Poland international Łukasz Skorupski, but he has moved on to Empoli on loan.

To secure Alisson, both Roma and Fiorentina are believed to need around €7 million, while his contract at Internacional runs until November 2016.

This season, he has featured 17 times in all competitions, with veteran Dida and Muriel left in reserve.

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<![CDATA[Agent suggests Palmeiras loanee Ryder Matos could move on to Serie A newcomers Carpi]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73743_agent_suggests_palmeiras_loanee_ryder_matos_could_move_on_to_serie_a_newcomers_carpi.htmlFiorentina owned forward Ryder Matos could move on to Serie A newcomers Carpi, according to one of his representatives.

Lawyer Emiliano Salvarezza, speaking to website CalcioNews24, as cited by Football Italia, has suggested that a switch is a possibility. 

“As far as I know, that move is not impossible right now,” he stated.

Matos is currently on loan at Palmeiras, back in Brazil. He joined them in January and is scheduled to remain in São Paulo until December.

The 22 year-old may be tempted to return to Italy early however, due to his current lack of playing time.

In all competitions, he is yet to feature, while he has only been named as a substitute twice. The last time that was the case was a 2-1 defeat to Figueirense in June.

If Matos was to move on to Carpi, he would be confident of having a move prominent role.

The minnows secured a shock promotion to Serie A last term and are now looking to build a squad capable of competing in Italy’s top division.

Matos has made 23 appearances in Serie A, without scoring for Fiorentina, but he did manage three goals and two assists during their 2013/14 UEFA Europa League campaign.

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<![CDATA[Lucas Silva keen to stay at Real Madrid]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73733_lucas_silva_keen_to_stay_at_real_madrid.html 

Despite the intense competition he faces for a starting spot in the Spanish capital, the Brazilian insists he is happy and keen to stay.
Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva intends to fight for his place under new coach Rafael Benítez next season despite the competition for places in the centre. Lucas stated he is determined to force his way into Benítez's plans. He told MARCA: "I'm only thinking about staying at Real, getting more playing time and finding my place in the team. Benítez is a very hardworking coach who wants committed players and I think I fit that profile rather well. I've taken advantage of the holidays to relax, although I've been training for a few days now so I'm raring to go. I'm prepared technically and psychologically in order to make a good start to the pre-season."

Despite the intense competition he faces for a starting spot in the Spanish capital, the Brazilian insists he is happy and keen to stay.

Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva intends to fight for his place under new coach Rafael Benítez next season despite the competition for places in the centre. Lucas stated he is determined to force his way into Benítez's plans. He told MARCA: "I'm only thinking about staying at Real, getting more playing time and finding my place in the team. Benítez is a very hardworking coach who wants committed players and I think I fit that profile rather well. I've taken advantage of the holidays to relax, although I've been training for a few days now so I'm raring to go. I'm prepared technically and psychologically in order to make a good start to the pre-season."

 

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<![CDATA[Cafú: 'Rivals no longer fear Brazil']]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73732_cafu___rivals_no_longer_fear_brazil_.html 

Former Brazil defender Cafú believes that his nation are no longer able to strike fear into the hearts of opponents after they bowed out of the Copa América quarter-finals.
The Seleção crashed out of the tournament on penalties to Paraguay, only a year after they were demolished 7-1 by eventual World Cup winners Germany on home soil. Cafú believes that those defeats have not only negatively affected the players' confidence, but also their standing within the global game. He was quoted in GOAL: "[Brazil] are lacking commitment and desire. They lost respect. Due to the football we're playing the rivals no longer fear us. We went through a transition period but Brazil will be a team that imposes fear again. Those who despise us may be surprised."

Former Brazil defender Cafú believes that his nation are no longer able to strike fear into the hearts of opponents after they bowed out of the Copa América quarter-finals.

The Seleção crashed out of the tournament on penalties to Paraguay, only a year after they were demolished 7-1 by eventual World Cup winners Germany on home soil. Cafú believes that those defeats have not only negatively affected the players' confidence, but also their standing within the global game. He was quoted in GOAL: "[Brazil] are lacking commitment and desire. They lost respect. Due to the football we're playing the rivals no longer fear us. We went through a transition period but Brazil will be a team that imposes fear again. Those who despise us may be surprised."

 

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<![CDATA[Dani Alves defends Thiago Silva]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73731_dani_alves_defends_thiago_silva.html 

Barcelona defender Dani Alves is upset over the level of anger aimed towards PSG captain Thiago Silva after Brazil's Copa América elimination.
Alves has hit out at the critical fans with a post through his official Instagram account. He wrote: "We Brazilians are proud of our country, but not of those who represent us, I love you Thiago Silva, my brother. I'm a person who doesn't like injustice or living to please others. I live in search of good energy and real people who have good intentions. I've won everything I can win but that's not enough because my biggest dream is to keep going. Our great strength is to reinvent ourselves when we win."

Barcelona defender Dani Alves is upset over the level of anger aimed towards PSG captain Thiago Silva after Brazil's Copa América elimination.

Alves has hit out at the critical fans with a post through his official Instagram account. He wrote: "We Brazilians are proud of our country, but not of those who represent us, I love you Thiago Silva, my brother. I'm a person who doesn't like injustice or living to please others. I live in search of good energy and real people who have good intentions. I've won everything I can win but that's not enough because my biggest dream is to keep going. Our great strength is to reinvent ourselves when we win."

 

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<![CDATA[Gérson says playing for Barcelona or Juventus would be a dream]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73729_gerson_says_playing_for_barcelona_or_juventus_would_be_a_dream.html 

Fluminense's Gérson reveals that playing for Barcelona or Juventus would be a dream for him.
According to the Catalan paper SPORT, Barcelona have blocked Juventus' €16million offer for the youngster by finding an agreement with the player's father and agent. Gérson was quoted in Football Italia's website: "The rumours about my future don't bother me, I'll let my father take care of everything. Every player wants to play in a great club like Barcelona or Juventus, next to the best in the world. I'm pleased by the offers that came in so far, but right now my mind is focused on Fluminense."

Fluminense's Gérson reveals that playing for Barcelona or Juventus would be a dream for him.

According to the Catalan paper SPORT, Barcelona have blocked Juventus' €16million offer for the youngster by finding an agreement with the player's father and agent. Gérson was quoted in Football Italia's website: "The rumours about my future don't bother me, I'll let my father take care of everything. Every player wants to play in a great club like Barcelona or Juventus, next to the best in the world. I'm pleased by the offers that came in so far, but right now my mind is focused on Fluminense."

 

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<![CDATA[Firmino will give Liverpool a lot of joy, says Ryan Babel]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73728_firmino_will_give_liverpool_a_lot_of_joy__says_ryan_babel.html 

The Brazil international became the Reds second most expensive signing ever after arriving for £29 million last month following a very successful spell with Hoffenheim.
Babel played with the Brazilian during their time together in Germany and the former Liverpool winger expects Firmino become a firm favorite once he settles into life in England. He said: "He is a tricky player. He can dribble, shoot, he has a great shot, he can play a lot of through balls and his assists are very good. He is actually also great at heading, which maybe you wouldn't think because he's not that tall, but he's very good at it."
Babel continued: "He's the kind of player that likes the ball at his feet and to do nice things with it, but something he learned in Germany was how to work without the ball and defend. I'm very happy for him. He's very talented and now it is down to him. He is the kind of player that can give a lot of joy to Liverpool fans because he's a very skilful player."

The Brazil international became the Reds second most expensive signing ever after arriving for £29 million last month following a very successful spell with Hoffenheim.

Babel played with the Brazilian during their time together in Germany and the former Liverpool winger expects Firmino become a firm favorite once he settles into life in England. He said: "He is a tricky player. He can dribble, shoot, he has a great shot, he can play a lot of through balls and his assists are very good. He is actually also great at heading, which maybe you wouldn't think because he's not that tall, but he's very good at it."

He continued: "He's the kind of player that likes the ball at his feet and to do nice things with it, but something he learned in Germany was how to work without the ball and defend. I'm very happy for him. He's very talented and now it is down to him. He is the kind of player that can give a lot of joy to Liverpool fans because he's a very skilful player."

 

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<![CDATA[Claudio Winck moves to Verona]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73725_claudio_winck_moves_to_verona.htmlYoung Internacional right back Claudio Winck has moved to Italian club Verona on a season long loan deal.

Winck has played 45 games for Inter and has scored 9 goals but now the 21 year old will get a chance in the Serie A. The defender will travel to Italy this week to undertake a medical and finalise the contract.

Winck has played for Internacional his whole career. He made his debut as a 19 year old and has gained a reputation as a very effective attacking full back.

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<![CDATA[Lucas hints that he will stay at Liverpool next season]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73723_lucas_hints_that_he_will_stay_at_liverpool_next_season.htmlThe rumours circulating around Lucas Leiva have been ongoing for some time now but it seems that the Brazilian may well be staying at Liverpool after all.

The 28 year old has been watched closely by Inter Milan for months and Inter owner Erick Thohir has even flown to Liverpool to hold talks with the player.

Lucas has remained largely silent during the summer but a recent Instagram post hints that he may be staying in Merseyside. The defensive midfielder confirmed that he was on his way back to Liverpool from Brazil to get stuck into pre-season training. 

Lucas played 20 times last season in a stop start campaign. It remains to be seen if he will pull on the same shirt next campaign. Sambafoot will keep you up to date on his whereabouts come the new season's kick off.

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<![CDATA[Diego Costa: 'I would love it if Arda Turan came to Chelsea']]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/73720_diego_costa___i_would_love_it_if_arda_turan_came_to_chelsea_.htmlDiego Costa has urged Arda Turan to join Chelsea after the Turkish midfielder revealed that he was talking to several clubs.

Turan's agent has been in contact with European heavyweights such as Barcelona and Manchester United. The 28 year old now faces a tough choice but Costa thinks there is only one place he should go.

"It’d be fantastic if [Arda] came to London," said Costa. "Things are a lot easier with Arda on the pitch. Arda, Filipe (Luís) and I were together at Atletico and it was a pleasure to play alongside them. In addition, Arda is an incredible person. He was a great host, the entire team would go to dinner at his house."

Turan has played for Atletico since 2011 and has won the Copa del Rey and La Liga title with the club.

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