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Abel Braga asked his bosses at Marseilles for Felipe.
 

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June 20 (AFP) - Brazilian Abel Braga took the coach's reins at crisis-ridden French First Division side Marseille here on Tuesday and stated that he hoped to have brought his squad up to full strength within a week.

"My job here is the same as I had in Brazil. I'm here to win," said the 49-year-old former Vasco de Gama coach.

Braga, who has signed a one year contract with the club with an option for an extra year, is set to take his squad for a week's training to the Spa town of Vittel on Wednesday.

Braga, who played for Marseille's bitter rivals Paris Saint Germain from 1979 to 1981, had aired the possibility of arriving with a cache of new players but refused to name any names.

However, he scotched reports that Atletico Madrid's Paraguayan international central defender Carlos Gamarra would be among that number.

"He's a great player but the salary poses a problem," explained Braga.

Braga, who scored his first goal for PSG against Marseille but winningly admitted he preferred Marseille people to the Parisians, said that he would not be bringing in a lot of new players to freshen up a squad that is low on morale and stars.

"I prefer quality to quantity, we'll need three or four new players to make the grade," he stressed.

Braga was keen to clear up last years problems and establish a settled side and said he had found the players to be very tense.

"I need to re-establish a balance," he said.

"The past is the past and as far as I am concerned I am starting from a clean sheet," he added.

If Marseille are to improve on last year's poor showing - they only escaped relegation on goal difference - new recruits will definitely be needed as many of the demoralised squad are leaving or have left.

Goalkeeper Stephane Porato has rejoined Monaco, midfielder Stephane Dalmat joined Paris SG and Spanish playmaker Ivan De La Pena rejoined Italian Serie A champions Lazio.

French international Robert Pires is expected to join either Real Madrid or Arsenal after Euro 2000 and roving defender Sebastien Perez is also expected to quit the club as is veteran central defender Franck Dumas.
 

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Edmundo to go to São Paulo?

Yet another of Brazil's biggest clubs, Paulista champions São Paulo, are bracing themselves for radical changes before the commencement of the Brazilian Championship (or Clube dos 13 Tournament, whichever is eventually decided upon). Striker França looks set for a big-money move to Valencia, Spain (although other European clubs are chasing him), defender Edmilson is on the verge of a transfer to English club Arsenal. On the way in as a replacement for França could be Edmundo. Normally the club would not be able to afford the Vasco striker, but the sale of França could net in excess of US$15 million. It will be a strane move if it does happen, for Edmundo is avowedly Carioca.

Also on the way in could be defender César, from Paris St Germain, defender Edmílson and striker Leandro, both from Portuguesa.
 

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Flamengo to lose key players?

The celebrations at Flamengo are finally dying down after the Carioca Championship win, and now the club are preparing themselves for their other upcoming games - the Copa do Brasil (against Santos) and the Champions Cup. And it seems as if they will have to enter into the transfer market as French club Olympique Marseille, led by former Vasco coach Abel Braga, want to buy Fábio Baiano and Rodrigo Mendes. Both players confirmed the club has been in touch, but neither has yet agreed a contract
 

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After defeats, Vasco to restructure

Following their capitulation in the Carioca Championship, Vasco are to start a clear-out and restructure the team. First on the agenda will be the appointment of a new manager. At the moment auxiliary coach Tita is in charge of the team, but Vasco are to pull out all the stops to land either current Palmeiras coach Luis Felipe Scolari or recently dismissed Corinthians boss Oswaldo de Oliveira. Vasco tried once before to get Scolari, but he had no way to leave his contract and the club instead opted for Abel Braga, who lasted only three months.

But players too will be leaving the club. The list includes Edmundo (currently suspended), Viola, Odvan, Felipe, Paulo Miranda and Alex Oliveira - all of them at the heart of the recent Vasco team. According to directors at Vasco, the only players that will not leave the club are Hélton, Pedrinho, Juninho and Romário. Edmundo should be the first to go, as any player in vice-president Eurico Miranda's bad books stands no chance to stay at the club. The only possible stumbling block will be the US$15 million asking price for the striker.
 

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Francisco Lima from Lecce to Bologna
 

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Chelsea accepted Edmundo's requests. If Edmundo confirms his wish, he'll move to Natalya's allergy.
 

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Stade Rennes (reportedly set to transfer Burundian striker Shabano Nonda to champions Monaco for a French record fee of USD 24 million), have signed two Brazilians from Ponte Preta, striker Fabiano and midfielder Vander.
 

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Grêmio want Edmundo

Coach Antonio Lopes is to enter into negotiations with Vasco in order to bring out-of-favour striker Edmundo to partner Ronaldinho in the Rio Grande do Sul club. According to radio reports, Lopes is willing to offer striker Paulo Nunes plus a sum of money in order to buy "The Animal"'s contract. The possibility also exists that Edmundo may be put on loan to Grêmio. The option of buying the player outright seems remote, however - Vasco have put a US$9 million price on the striker's contract.
 

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Flamengo want former players back

Flamengo intend, over the next few weeks, to negotiate the return of former players Júnior Baiano and Djalminha. Baiano will undergo a medical this week, and if all is well the club's directors hope to seal his return as quickly as possible. The directors are also hopeful for the return of midfielder Djalminha, currently playing at Deportivo La Coruña, Spain. Fla will try to buy out the other half of the contract of Rodrigo Fabi (they already own half), who the Spanish club have shown interest in, and involve him in an exchange for Djalminha. A negotiation involving midfielders Beto and Iranildo could be another option.
 

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Emerson – the latest

The circus surrounding the future of Brazilian star Emerson goes on. It seems that his deal with Roma has a spanner in the works.

Emerson’s personal manager Juan Figer has offered the star to European champions Real Madrid. The price? A whooping DM50 million (€25m). And it seems that the Spanish outfit is interested.

Emerson though still has a contract with Bayer Leverkusen, but the club will let him leave – so long as they receive DM50 million. They want to invest in the South American’s replacement, Partisan Belgrade player Robert Prosinecki, whose past clubs include Real Madrid and Barcelona.
 
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