Vasco da Gama star Juninho has urged Chelsea outcast Florent Malouda to join him in Brazil.

Malouda is also interesting Santos.

But Juninho said: "I called him to say I want him to play with me. The club is keen but so far it is not possible for economic reasons.

"I think with his quality he could bring a lot to Brazilian football. I still hope he can come here."