Flamengo challenge Corinthians for Chelsea playmaker Deco

Brazilian clubs are queuing up for Chelsea midfielder Deco.

Brazilian clubs are queuing up for Chelsea midfielder Deco.

The 32-year-old opened his heart on Brazilian television at the weekend, admitting that his unhappiness could not be solved by a move to another European club, despite interest last summer from Inter Milan.

"I want to return, it is time to go back," said the former Porto and Barcelona star. "I don't want to stay (in Europe) any longer.

"My return to Brazil - if I can bring it forward with Chelsea, because I don't know if I'll succeed in that - could happen before my contract ends."

Corinthians face a battle with Flamengo for Deco.

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