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Celtic boss Rodgers chops Kazim-Richards, Brazil now on the cards

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has started shaping up his squad at Parkhead and striker Colin Kazim-Richards has proved to be the first causality of his managerial spell.

The Turkey international, who joined the club on a two-and-a-half-year deal in January, has been a disappointment at the club after managing only two goals in 13 games.

The 29-year-old, who has a Brazilian wife, is set to join struggling Brazilian side Coritiba in the next 48 hours.

The club's sporting director Valdir Barbosa said: "We are working on a deal for Kazim-Richards. He should come over on Tuesday.

"He will have a medical on Thursday and should sign a contract until December 2017. He is a very experienced striker."

England-born Kazim-Richards has previously played for such clubs as Brighton & Hove Albion, Sheffield United, Fenerbahce, Galatasaray, Blackburn Rovers and Feyenoord.

Vyom Chaudhary
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