Deco repeats wish to leave Blues


Chelsea midfielder Decohas reiterated his desire to leave Stamford Bridge and return to Brazil.

The 32-year-old midfielder still has 12 months remaining on his contract but is hoping to return to his homeland in order to finish his career.

Deco, who played international football for Portugal, was a peripheral figure at Chelsea during the closing weeks of the last Premier League season.

The former FC Porto and Barcelona midfielder has made 55 appearances for the Blues following his arrival in June 2008.

"It's been 13 years since I left Brazil for playing in Europe," said Deco, who has been strongly linked with a move to Fluminese.

"Now I want to go back home and play in my country because I have never been able to win a title there.

"I want to return to Brazil most of all because of personal reasons but I am still in contract at Chelsea and I have to resolve that. Without I doubt I know that I owe it to my career to win a title in Brazil.

"I want to have the chance to win a Brazilian domestic league title and a Copa Libertadores as I imagine that it must be a very strong sensation.

"I expect to have my situation resolved before July 26 for being able to travel to Brazil as soon as possible."

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