Stamford Bridge side ready to say goodbye to impish midfielder.
Chelsea midfielder Deco has already agreed personal terms with Fluminense, according to the president of the group that owns the Brazilian club.
The Brazil-born Portugal international has long been expected to leave Stamford Bridge and he said in the last domestic season that he wanted to return to South America.
That could soon become reality as Fluminense claim that discussions with Deco have reached a positive conclusion and that all that is left to address is a deal with Chelsea and the 32-year-old’s medical.
“As Deco himself said, the deal is well under way,” said Celso Barros, the president of the group which owns Fluminense, a club based in Rio de Janeiro.
“It depends only on him being released by Chelsea and passing the medical tests, because the salary and length of contract have already been agreed.
“We will not talk this Wednesday, but in principle Deco will go to London to try to expedite his release with Chelsea.
“That done, he has asked Fluminense for at least a week to be with his children in Brazil and then he will report for medical tests and to start training.” (Sky Sports)
It seems fair to suggest that 32 year old Deco never really got going at Stamford Bridge. The former Barcelona man started with a bang, scoring two goals in his opening two games but then very much went off the boil in his first season and was then only used sparingly by Carlo Ancelotti last term and therefore one can see why the west London club is happy to allow the Portuguese international to make his long expected move to Brazilian side Fluminese.